Dispute Resolution

What is Dispute Resolution?

Dispute Resolution is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties either by negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation or through the courts.

JWK Solicitors can help you with a range of different Dispute Resolution cases including:

  • Agricultural disputes
  • Animal-related claims (including Equine)
  • Claims against the Police
  • Commercial disputes
  • Construction and building disputes
  • Contested wills
  • Contract claims
  • Consumer claims
  • Debt collection
  • Defamation actions
  • Inheritance claims
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Negligence claims
  • Personal injury
  • Property disputes


How does Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation work?

  • The process of mediation can be started by anyone involved in the dispute
  • It can be suggested by either party or their solicitors and may take place before that matter proceeds to court
  • It is a voluntary process and is often cheaper and quicker than going to court
  • Both sides to the dispute are involved and a Mediator will help them to reach a practical and constructive solution to their problem
  • The Mediator will not take sides or give guidance but will assist in the clarification of the issues arising in the dispute.


What are the benefits of Mediation?

Mediation can help both sides to:

  • Reduce tension and hostility
  • Make decisions on an informed basis
  • Tailor-make solutions to their particular requirements
  • Communicate and co-operate
  • Explore and examine options
  • Resolve financial matters
  • Save legal costs


How can JWK Solicitors help me?

We have a wealth of experience in handling Dispute Resolution cases and aim to give all our clients a high quality and individual service.  We try our best to ensure that your claim is handled throughout by the same person.

As a company, we aim to do everything that we can to help prevent disputes arising or to resolve problems at an early stage, saving you time, money and stress.

We provide honest advice. If we do not think your case is strong enough, we will tell you.  Our advice and communications are protected from disclosure to third parties - see blog.

If you become involved in a court case, we will give you full support and advice through to trial, so you know what to expect and are fully prepared.  We will need to receive from you all the documentation relating to the history of the case; to read about the importance of documentation, see our blog article.


What does your service cost?

Disputes can be time-consuming and costly. After our first meeting to discuss your case we will provide you with an estimate for the costs and timescales that we know will be involved. We will keep you informed as the case progresses of any additional costs.

We can also provide advice about your options for funding Court proceedings. Visit the dedicated Funding section of our website to find out more.

JWK can help you. Get in touch today

Do you have a question or would you simply like some more information? You can contact JWK Solicitors on 01524 598300 between 9am to 5pm every weekday or use our enquiry form.