Civil Litigation & Disputes

Dealing with a dispute, whether its small or large, can be a particularly stressful experience, especially if you are unsure about the costs and procedures involved. Our Litigation Team regularly handle a wide range of disputes. These include contract disputes, employment issues, monetary claims, boundary and neighbour disputes. We can provide practical and specialist advice with the aim of resolving your dispute quickly and cost-effectively.

If you have a concern regarding dispute resolution, we can provide prompt expert advice, whatever the issue. For an initial consultation, call us today on 01634 811118 or make a quick online enquiry.

Dispute Resolution Process
The Dispute Resolution Procedure 
Types of Claims

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Our Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Experience

At Kingsley Smith Solicitors we have years of experience in dealing with dispute resolution. Our expert civil litigation team are friendly, and supportive.

We will take the time to listen to the background and circumstances surrounding the dispute and use our knowledge to determine the most effective path to resolve the problem.

We can help with the following situations:

Dispute Resolution Process

We understand that being threatened by legal action can be a daunting and worrying prospect. You may also be concerned about the costs of taking or defending legal action.

A quick dispute settlement is important, as a delay can result in additional costs and an unnecessary escalation of conflict.

It’s always recommended to resolve these sorts of issues as quickly as possible, to increase the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution for all parties. We can help you to achieve this.

The Dispute Resolution Procedure

Wherever possible, we always seek to settle disputes by amicable negotiation. In many cases, disputes can be resolved by using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration.  These are non-binding processes involving an impartial third party, who through an informal process helps to bring about a settlement to the conflict.

These ‘round table discussions’ tend to be more informal and less adversarial than going to Court, saving you money and time. Our civil litigation team will work for you to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome for both parties.

There are points during the dispute resolution process when court action may be needed. Our litigation team will provide a robust and efficient presentation of your case in order to gain the best result.

Types of Claim

When it comes to litigation disputes there are three main types of claims, Small Claims, Fast-Track Claims and Multi-Track Claims.

What are Small Claims?

All legal claims with a monetary value of £10,000 or less (with the exception of personal injury claims) are treated as Small Claims at the county court. In most cases, legal costs are not recovered with a small claim. You may therefore find that your legal costs could outweigh the value of your claim.

Our team at Kingsley Smith Solicitors understand you may not wish to use our services from the start to the end of your claim. With this in mind, we offer a practical fixed fee service, allowing you to use our expertise only when you need it.

For example you may need someone to represent you at a hearing, or to draft the Particulars of the Claim. To find out more about how we’ve helped people in the past, read our client testimonials

Other Claims

Fast Track:
These are normally for claims with a monetary value of between £5,000 to £25,000 and which can be disposed of by a trial which will not exceed a day. These are normally dealt with at the County Court.

Multi Track:
These types of claim are those that exceed a monetary value of £25,000 and are normally intended for more complex and important cases. A pre-trial review can take place up to 10 weeks before the trial.

We aim to provide a high quality litigations service and will deal with your matter in a friendly and professional manner. We also work hard to ensure that there is regular communication keeping you informed about the progress of your case.

Can We Help You With Litigation or Disputes Advice?

Please call us on 01634 811 118 or complete our online enquiry form.

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