Despite our best endeavours and sometimes through no fault of our own we can find ourselves involved in legal disputes. Should you find your business faced with a dispute or potential dispute, it is very important to understand what your business is getting involved in. It is usually better to find a commercial solution to a dispute rather than resort to court action.
Practical steps to take when a dispute arises.
Before getting involved in a legal dispute there are many things worth considering, such as the value of the claim, the costs involved and the overall effect this could have on your business.
Negotiating a settlement
You should not consider it a sign of weakness to approach the other side to explore the chances of a settlement. This can be done at any time during the litigation process, even during a trial, if the dispute gets this far. Settlement negotiations facilitated by a neutral third party (known as mediation) are increasingly popular.
Our dispute resolution team of specialist solicitors at our Milton Keynes office can help you to resolve these disputes and review the remedies available, so give us a call.
Whether it is written, oral, commercial or private, parties frequently fall out over the terms of agreement. This may be because one party has not performed an obligation, including a payment obligation, or there is a misunderstanding or uncertainty as to what those obligations are.
We can assist you with both residential and commercial property matters, whether it is to retake possession, collecting rent arrears or assisting with leases or rental agreements, Neves are here - at your side.
Employee disputes are best resolved informally directly between an employee and the employer. However, if this is proving difficult then you may need to get legal advice as to the next steps.
An injunction is a court order that requires a party to refrain from or comply with specific acts. Failing to comply with an injunction could mean facing criminal or civil penalties.
All too often business partners find themselves disagreeing with each other and this can lead to disastrous consequences for their business.
There are different types of boundary disputes including those between commercial and agricultural neighbours but the most common by far is between neighbours in residential properties. It is not surprising that the number of boundary disputes continues to increase as more and more houses are built.
Disputes regarding family matters can be extremely difficult to resolve particularly with regards to cohabitation and property ownership as well as disputes over inheritance.
Pursuing payments from individuals or businesses for work completed, services delivered or goods provided can be a lengthy and time-consuming process. Whether it is a large or relatively small sum of money, we can help you recover your debts.
Mediation is a completely voluntary form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves an independent, impartial person helping two or more individuals or groups reach a solution that's acceptable to everyone. Sides can meet together or individually with the mediator.
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