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Dispute Resolution

We advise on the procedural and strategic conduct of any disputes that our clients may become involved in, whether business or personal.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU

We combine technical knowledge of the relevant rules of law with an acute sensitivity towards our clients’ commercial objectives and constraints. Our extensive practical knowledge means we have a good understanding of the different procedural regimes in the High Court and County Court.

Shareholder Disputes

Disputes between shareholders are governed by complex rules of law.  This makes it essential that you obtain specialist advice at the outset of the dispute.  We have undertaken numerous cases on behalf of shareholders who have found themselves in dispute, invoking the specialist jurisdiction of the Companies Court to grant relief to shareholders suffering unfair prejudice or to wind up a company on the “just and equitable” ground. 

Data protection litigation

With more and more sharing of information, the ability for people to inappropriately access that data for improper or illegal uses grows day by day and unfortunately this has exposed many businesses.  Whilst our commercial team work hard to make sure everyone has contracts that mean their data is protected as best as it can be, there are still occasions where data protection laws will be breached and at this point we know and understand how important a quick pro-active response is.

These are just some of the areas we have recently advised on: misuse of information by former directors and employees, publication of defamatory statements on social media or newsprint, misuse of personal private information, complaints, requests and breaches under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Professional Negligence

Having employed a professional service provider and finding yourself unhappy with the outcome, how do you know if this is inappropriate attention to detail or in fact negligence?  The definition of negligence in a professional service environment is a breach of the duty of care, but how do you know that? This is where we can help, we have years of experience in bringing and defending claims against professionals.

If clients have found themselves in this situation, we act quickly to review either the incident or documentation to help establish if they do have a potential negligence claim against the other party. Our team has years of experience in bringing and defending claims against professionals.

Property Litigation

Many property disputes arise out of unforeseen circumstances.  We seek to identify and prevent those risks at an early stage of a transaction but when things do go wrong, we’re here to help.  We believe in and encourage all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation, arbitration and the appointment of an independent expert but we’re experienced in the court process if it comes to that.

Our work in this area is extremely varied;  If you have an issue with trespassers on your land or damage to your property or you’re locked in a row over boundaries, we can assist.  If you’re a landlord or tenant arguing over rent reviews, service charges or perhaps terminal dilapidations at the end of a lease, our advice covers that too.  We can also help you if you’re a tenant who wants to renew their lease under the 1954 Act or a landlord trying to resist such a renewal.

We can’t list everything we do so call Sean Fitzgerald if you have a property litigation issue as he’s sure to be able to help.

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