Dispute Resolution Service

Business Dispute Resolution

Kerseys’ Dispute Resolution Team has many years of experience of handling business disputes.

They have worked on disputes ranging in value from millions of pounds to a few hundred pounds. They realise that whatever the financial value of a claim, it matters to a hardworking business to get a good, cost-effective and timely result.

Ours is a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution, committed to working out the most cost-effective way of resolving issues for you – by negotiation, arbitration, mediation, litigation or a combination of these methods.

I need help with:

Breach of Contract Claims

Our dispute resolution solicitors have a wealth of experience in advising commercial clients on contract disputes over a diverse range of contracts, for example arising from failure to provide services, defective goods or failure to meet payment obligations.

Breach of Contract Claims

Commercial Debt Recovery

Are You Struggling to Recover a Debt? Our commercial debt recovery team will act for you on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis, up to and including sending a letter before action.

Commercial Debt Recovery

Commercial Landlord & Tenant Problems

Problems can arise between commercial landlords and tenants concerning non-payment of rent, issues of disrepair and dilapidation or breach of covenant.

We can advise landlords and tenants on their options which may include forfeiture of the lease or claims for arrears of rent.

Commercial Landlord & Tenant Problems

Construction Claims

We have a reputation for finding cost-effective, practical solutions in disputes over building work, whether acting for the building owner or the builder.

Construction Claims

Intellectual Property / IT Disputes

Intellectual property (IP) rights comprise of very many important rights including copyright, trademarks, patents and registered designs.

Kerseys Solicitors can help you with dispute resolution.

Intellectual Property / IT Disputes

Judicial Review

Judicial review is a legal process by which people and companies can, in certain specific circumstances, challenge decisions by government, local authorities and other bodies who exercise public functions.

Judicial Review

Professional Negligence

Professional advisors are expected to exercise care and skill in carrying out their work.

There may be a claim for compensation if it can be established that another experienced professional in the same field would have offered different advice or if it can be proven that the advisor in question failed to adhere to the usual standards of practice in their field.

Professional Negligence

Shareholder, Director and Partnership Disputes

Disputes between people who own and/or run businesses cover a wide range of issues.

We use alternative dispute resolution as a tool to achieve sensible and cost effective solutions as early as possible.

Shareholder, Director and Partnership Disputes

Small Claims Help

A small claims case is a defended claim in the county court which is allocated to the small claims track.

Most defended cases which involve a sum of money of £10,000 or less are dealt with as small claims.

Small Claims Help

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We know cost is always of great importance, so we aim to work flexibly with you in order to accommodate your budget.

How much does it cost?

We are able to carry out a risk assessment to determine the prospects of success in any particular case. In some instances we may also be able to offer advice at a discounted rate, or on a no-win-no-fee basis.

How much does it cost?

We understand that legal costs for dispute work are an unexpected expense and we will always do our best to minimise them for you where we can, for instance by agreeing to do stages of work for you — such as advice, drafting of legal papers, or attendance in court — with you dealing with other stages yourself if you wish.

Our charges are competitive generally, but equally we say beware of advice that you choose just because it is the cheapest; what is important is the value you will get.

At Kerseys you will only be advised by an experienced solicitor who is likely to have seen your problem or a similar one before, and where this is not the case we have access to a large network of specialist barristers.

We will always provide you with an estimate of costs for work we are instructed to do for you.

We will always work with you to keep your legal costs down. In some areas, such as termination of assured shorthold tenancies for landlords, we are able to offer fixed-price services (see our Landlord Service page and the associated Guidance Notes) as well as for aspects of debt collection: see Commercial Debt Recovery Service.

New Clients

To new clients, where possible, we will offer a fixed-fee interview for initial advice up to 45 minutes, usually by way of appointment but also by telephone if it is too far or too difficult for you to come in. Our current fixed-fee interview prices range from £150 to £200 plus vat payable in advance, depending on type of case and complexity.

This does not include any pre-reading of papers. We can quote for reading these, but our advice is in most cases to bring your documents with you and we can discuss them in the interview and then give an estimate for full reading afterwards if that is required.

In appropriate cases where there are only one or two short background documents we need to read first, we may offer a fixed-fee interview plus a letter to the other party for a fee of £200 plus vat.

Please note, Kerseys also offer a mediation service.

For more information on mediation, click here to view the Mediation for Business page.

The Legal 500 has praised our team for providing “prompt responses, clear advice and good value for money.”

We also have a mediation service available or can recommend other mediators if we are representing you.

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