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Dispute Resolution

Pragmatic advice from expert dispute resolution lawyers: negotiation before litigation

Disputes and litigation are part and parcel of business life. Even so, our dispute resolution lawyers know that looking after your business and fixing a business dispute at the same time isn’t something companies look forward to.

So when a business dispute looms, don’t let it fester. Acting quickly is key. Our enviable track record of success in negotiation, mediation and litigation means that you can trust Downs to give you timely, focussed and expert advice whenever you need dispute resolution advice.

  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Christopher Millar - Senior Partner
    01306 502225
    email Christopher
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Martin Steer - Partner
    01483 411509
    email Martin
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Simone Horrobin - Associate
    01483 411535
    email Simone
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Tamsin Reader - Associate
    01306 502317
    email Tamsin
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Laura Marchington - Associate
    01306 502273
    email Laura
  • Dispute Resolution Specialist
    Angus Storar - Consultant Solicitor
    01306 502291
    email Angus

Dispute resolution lawyers who encourage dialogue and compromise

This doesn’t mean that our dispute resolution lawyers rush straight to court when a business dispute arises. Although formal dispute resolution processes have their place, we always look at all options on the table. Put simply, our lawyers get people and businesses talking to each other. This is why we settle most of our business disputes through negotiation.

As for our experience, it is as wide as it is deep and includes, in particular:

Experts in settling cases efficiently and cost-effectively: dispute resolution lawyers you can rely on 

Resolving disputes through litigation

Sometimes you can’t avoid commercial litigation. Our dispute resolution lawyers have a great deal of experience representing clients in various courts and tribunals. These include:

  • Privy Council
  • Court of Appeal
  • High Court (including the Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court and Companies Court)
  • County Court
  • Leasehold Valuation Tribunals, and
  • VAT Tribunals

Resolving disputes through arbitration

The experience of our dispute resolution lawyers in arbitration extends to international and domestic arbitration.

Resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

Our dispute resolution lawyers advise on all ADR procedures including:

  • adjudication
  • conciliation
  • expert fact-finding
  • mediation, and
  • mini-trials.

In all cases, if cost is an issue in a business dispute, do speak with us. We can advise on ‘after the event’ insurance, conditional fee agreements and third party funding for appropriate cases.

Whether you are based near one of our offices throughout Surrey (Cobham, Godalming or Dorking), in the City of London, or further afield, choose Downs: your competitive edge in dispute resolution.

Contact one of our experts in dispute resolution and commercial litigation today.

" Downs acted on our behalf with complete professionalism and obtained an excellent result for us, against an opponent company using a much larger and more expensive London law firm."


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