Disputes of any kind are distressing. Where litigation is involved, it can be a daunting and expensive experience unless it is handled with care.  Our team of litigators have considerable experience in assisting clients to resolve disputes at the earliest opportunity, minimising the distress and disruption that litigation brings, plus conserving costs.

Our team are personable, approachable, and will support you every step along the way to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion.

Our services include:

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Civil disputes
  • Commercial disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Property disputes
  • Landlord & Tenant disputes
  • Professional negligence

To find out more about how we can help you and of the areas above please contact Deborah Francis on dkf@arbrown-solicitors.co.uk or via our contact form.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The parties to a dispute are actively encouraged to explore resolving the dispute by some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Alternatives include:

Direct negotiations between the parties to agree terms of settlement.

Mediation where a neutral third party try to act as an arbitrator to help the parties reach a settlement.

Civil Disputes

Civil disputes are non-criminal lawsuits involving private parties where a party is seeking a remedy and/or compensation. All Civil disputes have to be conducted in compliance with The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). They are the framework for all civil claims rules that are used to pass judgement in these types of cases.

Examples of civil disputes include:

  • Contract disputes
  • Tort, Trespass and Negligence
  • Property disputes
Commercial Disputes

A commercial dispute is where a disagreement arises between businesses such as traders, merchants, bankers, construction, export, or exporters regarding the supply of goods or services. These disputes may relate to quality, conformance, performance, delay, or pricing.

Property Disputes

If you own a freehold or a leasehold property and become involved in a dispute relating to that property, our team have the expertise to help you resolve the dispute in a timely and cost effective manner.

Our services include:

  • Trespass, nuisance and adverse possession.
  • Disputes over rights of way and easements.
  • Residential possessions.
  • Breach of lease covenants.
Landlord & Tenant Disputes

If you are landlord or a tenant of residential or commercial property and require assistance in resolving a dispute our team can help you.

Our services include:

  • Breach of covenants
  • Break notices
  • Contentious lease extensions
  • Dilapidations
  • Enforcing an order for possession
  • Forfeiture and Re- Entry
  • Rent and service charge recovery
  • Section 8 Notice
  • Section 21 Notice
  • Section 25 Notice
Professional Negligence

If you instructed a professional i.e. a solicitor, a surveyor or an accountant, to provide you with advice and they were negligent in providing you with advice causing  you to suffer loss, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages.