Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Regardless of whether you’re a business or individual, if you’re unable to resolve a conflict or disagreement with another party, our dispute resolution lawyers can help. We provide comprehensive support and advice to individuals and businesses in Bristol and the South West.

Protracted disputes that are left unresolved can be distracting, stressful and often costly. That’s why it’s to everyone’s advantage to resolve the matter quickly and efficiently.

When you come to our litigation solicitors, we’ll talk you through your options and work with you to find practical, cost-effective solutions. We’re skilled in all forms of dispute resolution, so as well as court action, we seek out less confrontational alternatives, such as mediation and direct negotiation.

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Dispute resolution FAQs

The cost of your advice will depend upon the level of help and support that you need, as well as the complexity of your case. We recommend that you book a consultation with a member of our litigation team, who will talk through your options and offer advice on the most effective way in which to resolve your dispute.

To book an appointment, call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.

Yes, it’s really important that your lease is reviewed and negotiated by a specialist commercial property solicitor. This will ensure that your lease is fair and that you and your landlord are aware of your roles and responsibilities under the terms of the lease. You should also speak to us if you wish to make changes to your lease.

Forfeiture is the act of the landlord to end the tenancy before the end of the lease. There are a number of reasons why a landlord may take this action, such as the tenant breaching the terms of their lease (sub-letting, for example) or by defaulting on their rent.

If you’re a commercial landlord or tenant and you need advice about forfeiture, call our specialist litigation lawyers on 0117 325 2929.

Dilapidations generally refer to any repairs that the tenant needs to carry out under the terms of their commercial lease.

A section 21 notice is an legal notice used by landlords when they want to evict tenants at the end of a fixed term. .

A section 8 notice is a legal notice that informs the tenant that, should they fail to remedy a breach within a set time period, the landlord can ask the court to evict them. The landlord may also seek compensation from the client.

An example of when a section 8 notice could be used is when a tenant is in rent arrears and the landlord wants the missed payments to be made by a certain date.

Yes, we do. Civil mediation is an effective method of resolving disputes, quickly and cost-effectively. Rather than resorting to court action, civil mediation gives both parties the opportunity to reach an agreement through discussion and negotiation.

For further information about mediation, or to speak to our mediators in Bristol, call 0117 325 2929.

Further information

We make it our priority to resolve your dispute quickly, whilst always protecting your best interests.

For straightforward and practical help and advice, call our dispute resolution solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.




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