Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution can be time-consuming and costly. This is almost always detrimental particularly where long-standing relationships may be threatened, which is why at Newmans we aim to reach a quick and satisfactory conclusion for you, providing you with straight-forward legal solutions.

We work closely with our clients firstly to explore the possibilities of avoiding dispute but if dispute is inevitable, to use litigation and negotiation procedures to resolve disputes and contractual claims. We protect the rights and entitlements of all our clients and our approachable and experienced team ensures that each case will be dealt with appropriately and proportionately.

Newmans enjoys an acknowledged reputation for the quality of our work in this particular field of law and welcomes instructions in all forms of dispute. In accordance with our firm’s philosophy, clients are kept informed on an ongoing basis in relation to the costs and the necessary action to be taken.

Our Dispute Resolution team is available to give advice and guidance on the following:-

Your property: we advise and deal with all forms of disputes concerning your property. These include, to name a few, repossessions, removing tenants, neighbour disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and boundary disputes.

Your business: whether you are a sole trader or in partnership we can assist wherever a dispute arises. This includes amongst others, partnership disputes, statutory demand claims, occupiers liability, services and product liabilities, creditor claims, trading authority investigations, local authority disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Your agreements/contracts: we know that agreements you have with others may come in different forms, either written or oral and we are well equipped to advise when a dispute arises.

Your court appearance: we know that at times you only think of using solicitors when you are summoned for a court appearance. Our Dispute Resolution team is well equipped to represent you and guide you through your court proceedings. Whether you are issuing a claim or defending one we have the experience to assist you.

Your money: we offer a comprehensive debt collection service and can help to recover money that is owed to you.

At Newmans we understand that dispute resolution is an expensive and time consuming process which often leaves all parties including the winner feeling dissatisfied. Our approach, therefore, is to explore with clients from the outset what their objectives are in any dispute and to endeavour to identify the speediest and most cost-effective route to that end.

We go straight to the point where necessary and tell you if we think that your case has no prospect of success rather than building unnecessary costs at your expense. If litigation proves inevitable, we seek to establish with our clients a strategy to achieve agreed goals, which we keep under review at each stage of the litigation process, weighing costs with achievable results.

We know from experience that only a small percentage of disputed cases result in a full trial at court and whilst we are well equipped to deal with cases which go that far, we pride ourselves in our ability to achieve the best possible settlements for our clients.

Contact us to speak to a Dispute Resolution Solicitor.

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Thank you so much for taking such good care of us while purchasing our new home and for guiding us so professionally through the minefield of home-buying. We really appreciate the excellent service we have received.

Mary & Robin

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Penny & Jim

Thank you for such an excellent service. You were all so professional and friendly and completely removed all the stress from my transaction. You were all so easy to speak to and always at hand to explain my matter through and keeping me updated. Thanks again to the team.


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