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  • Conflict is an inevitable part of life. Whether with friends, family, work colleagues or people with whom you do business, sooner or later you may fall out with someone.

Our approach to disputes is based around finding a solution that is cost-effective, speedy and acceptable. Our lawyers are experts at not just battling conflicts for clients but at settling them across a wide spectrum including debt, employment, family and commercial. We are known to bring a clever, pragmatic approach to problem-solving. Our focus is always on the best outcome for you.

We can advise and represent you in the following areas. Click on each one for more information.

Probate, will and inheritance disputes

- Rectification and validity of wills

- Claims for financial provision from an estate (under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975)

- Removal of executors/administrators and trustees

Professional negligence

- Claims against accountants, solicitors, surveyors/valuers, etc.

Property issues

- Landlord and tenant, boundary disputes

Contract disputes

- Breaches of contract

Debt recovery and enforcement action

- Recovering money you're owed

- Enforcing judgments, tracing assets and debtors

Defamation and protection of reputation

- Slander, libel, and negative comments on social media

Employment disputes

- Redundancy, settlement agreements, disciplinary proceedings and tribunal representation

News stories:

On the line - boundary disputes

Claiming your fair share from an estate

Suspicious wills and how to challenge them

‘Last will and testament’ – but not the last word

Get ready for the online court!

When civil proceedings are malicious

Fixed costs: more fix, less cost

For more information, contact Michael Feakes here

Michael Feakes

Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution


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