Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Commercial Litigation Solicitors

Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Seeing the wood……

Disputes of any type will usually involve complex issues with the parties often having sincerely held but polarised and fixed belief in the merits of their own case and as a result many suffer ‘tunnel vision’.

Our approach is first to analyse the issues and then identify what is in the client’s best interests before advising on options for the client to consider, either for seeking a negotiated resolution, or for possible court action. This ‘overview’ strategy enables us to put the client’s best interests at the forefront and ensures that we do not ‘fail to see the wood for trees’.

Litigation Solicitors

‘An ounce of evidence is worth a tonne of law’……….Ian Black QC 

The only remedy to conclude a dispute may in some instances be to issue or to defend a court claim and for a judge to determine the outcome based on the law and all the evidence as presented to the court. 

When we assess the merits of a claim or a defence we undertake a review of the relevant law and of all available evidence including documents and the statements of witnesses.

Court proceedings can be expensive but not always. If Court proceedings are necessary we can help you.

Commercial Litigation Solicitors

Disputes are an unfortunate and sometimes inevitable part of life, with different parties looking to protect and preserve their own interests. At Taylor Fordyce Solicitors we have considerable experience in working with clients to devise strategies to avoid possible disputes and to resolve those that do occur effectively and efficiently.  We believe that it is vital you have a knowledgeable and professional legal team ready to fight your corner when the need arises.

We can assist clients in all aspects; whether it relates to personal claims of individuals or commercial litigation in respect of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Building and trade disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Dispute resolution
  • Lease disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Possession claims
  • Service charge disputes
  • Rent recovery
  • Personal injury claims

Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out what our team of commercial litigation experts can do to assist you.  You can do so with confidence and knowing that we have great collective expertise to guide you and will seek to provide the best possible support during what can be a time fraught with difficulty.

I have been served with a statutory demand for a debt I do not owe, can I ignore it?...

NO. You must not ignore it. If you do nothing the creditor could issue a Bankruptcy Petition against you or (if you are a limited company) issue a Petition to wind up the company.

There are guidance notes included in the statutory demand explaining that you will only have 18 days after being served in which to respond to the demand which means either by paying the debt or agreeing a payment plan or if it is disputed by issuing an application at the court to set aside the demand (individuals) or serving notice of dispute with an explanation as to why it is disputed (companies).

If the permitted time has already expired you can still seek permission from the court to apply out of time but that is not guaranteed to succeed and is therefore a risk; at the very least you are likely to be ordered to pay the creditor’s costs of the late application even if you do not owe the debt.

Whether you are a creditor seeking to recover a debt or are an individual or business that has received a statutory demand Taylor Fordyce has experienced lawyers able to advise and assist you.

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