Dispute Resolution

Lawyers love to argue, or so the cliché goes. At Setfords that’s not actually true. What we love is resolving disputes for our clients in the quickest, most cost-effective way.

Whether you’re in in a dispute over a property boundary, fighting insolvency or involved in a professional negligence claim, our lawyers will work towards finding a resolution that minimises further distress or damage to relations. We’ll only advise the use of the courts or tribunals if it is absolutely necessary. But if a dispute does require litigation you will have the full force of the Setfords legal team behind you, fighting to ensure the issue is resolved in your favour.

Chris Setford

Chris Setford

CEO

Our specialist lawyers are able to advise on the full range of Probate and Trust disputes including:

  • Disputes in relation to estates and wills, where issues in relation to capacity, undue influence, or adequate provision for family members arise; and
  • Complex trust disputes.

At Setfords our focus is always on providing cost effective advice that is designed to assist clients in reaching a resolution which minimises any further distress or damage to relations, whilst working hard to deliver the desired financial outcome.

Our lawyers have experience in dealing with the full range of property disputes including:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Contractual disputes with developers
  • Disputes in relation to rights or restrictions affecting land; and
  • Boundary disputes.

Assisted by Setfords’ experienced Property Department our aim is to identify and achieve the outcome most suited to your specific situation in the most cost effective manner.

If you are being pursued by creditors, considering bankruptcy or an individual voluntary arrangement, our lawyers can help and advise you. We are also experienced in dealing with related insolvency litigation issues such as director’s disqualification and misconduct issues.

When a professional adviser has provided advice or representation which falls below the standard that you are entitled to expect and you have suffered loss or damage as a result you may be able to claim compensation from them. We have experience in pursuing claims against most professionals and are skilled in quickly assessing whether a claim is worth pursuing and how best to proceed. We are experienced in dealing with high value professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants, banks, architects, surveyors, estate agents, brokers, patent agents, trade mark agents, barristers, financial advisers, doctors, other healthcare professionals, vets, auditors, auctioneers and actuaries.

Whether your supplier is failing to fulfil their part of the contract or your client is refusing to pay you for goods or services we can advise you as to the appropriate course of action most likely to achieve your desired result . Our lawyers have years of experience in analysing contracts and advising on the most practical and cost effective means of enforcement. We can also assist you with your debt recovery.