Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Dealing with a legal problem can be incredibly daunting. At WSP Solicitors, our team are experienced in all manner of disputes and can put your mind at ease. We can achieve a practical solution that protects your interests while avoiding unnecessary conflict and expense. Our dispute resolution solicitors will work closely with you to understand what you need to move forward and how we can achieve the best results for you.

Swiftly resolve legal disputes the right way for your situation

We can assist you with everything from property and contractual disputes to matters such as inheritance or building and boundary disputes.

Our legal disputes team has a reputation for being formidable litigators with the tenacity necessary to resolve disputes on the best terms for you. We work closely with you to understand your needs and how to best move forward.

Picking up the phone to talk to us sooner rather than later could make all the difference to achieving a swift resolution. We can then advise you on your options before any action is taken. Call us to make your situation less complicated and to help work things out.

Effective advice for all types of disputes

Our solicitors can assist with dispute resolution for various disputes, including but not limited to the following types:

  • Disputed Wills
  • Contract disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Building disputes
  • Boundary disputes

Our team covers most types of disputes but if your dispute is in an area we do not cover, we will advise you of this and point you in the right direction.

Consult our dispute resolution solicitors in Gloucestershire

To discuss a dispute with our expert team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in Gloucester or Stroud.

If you have a quick question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our simple online enquiry form.

How we can assist with dispute resolution

Clear, early advice on your rights and options for resolving disputes

Getting advice early on is the best way to reduce the potential for matters to escalate and have a worse impact on your general life, including your time, money and mental health. Seeking legal advice at an early stage can help ensure you clearly understand your legal rights and options.

Our solicitors will listen to your personal situation and provide the best possible approach to a quick and cost-effective resolution, no matter the type of dispute you are facing.

Pre-action dispute resolution

Letter before action

Disputes can often be resolved through pre-action resolution, such as letters before action. Our solicitor can assist with writing a robust letter before action to send directly to the other party. Often a solicitor’s letter before action can prompt a quick response and reasonable resolution.

Private negotiations

Our team can support you through private negotiation, whether that is one-to-one with the other party or with your solicitor by your side. We can set out clearly what your desired outcome is and work find an amicable agreement that suits everyone involved.

Alternative dispute resolution

If you have attempted to resolve matters through a letter before action or private negotiation but have not been able to secure an outcome, there are still other methods available such as alternative dispute resolution (ADR). These methods include mediation which is a quicker and cheaper alternative to court proceedings.

Court proceedings for disputes

Not all disputes can be resolved outside of court. Our solicitors can provide assistance in the preparation of the hearing, including building a strong argument and gathering supporting evidence to present. We can ensure you have expert representation for any hearings that take place, so you can be confident your case is presented effectively.

Personal disputes explained

Disputed Wills

Whether you’re someone left out of an inheritance you were presumed to receive or a family member protecting a loved one’s estate, it’s crucial to seek legal guidance over disputed Wills. If matters are left for too long, it can cause considerable issues that have the potential to escalate further.

Contract disputes

If you have entered into a contract where the terms of the agreement have not been kept to, it can have the potential to cause a number of issues on aspects such as your finances, mental health and more.

Landlord and tenant disputes

Having a dispute with your landlord can feel like a daunting situation with the unknowingness of what will happen next. Disputes are often caused by rent arrears, rent increases, service charges and more.

Building disputes

Trusting a builder with your property is a big deal, so where something doesn’t go right, it can cause numerous issues, whether the dispute concerns negligent work, payment disputes, poor work or something else. Swiftly resolving a dispute can help to prevent matters from escalating and costing a considerable amount of money in the long run.

Boundary disputes

You may find when owning a property that the land boundary is not always clearly defined on your deeds. Should this apply to your property deeds, disputes between neighbours can be more likely to occur when placing fences, walls and buildings on your property line. Boundary disputes can be extremely challenging, so it’s incredibly important to seek assistance from a legal professional at an early stage.

Why choose WSP Solicitors for dispute resolution?

Extensive experience in effectively resolving disputes

Over the years, the team have collectively obtained expertise in various types of disputes, from those more simple to others more challenging. Due to our high level of expertise, when you work with our solicitors, you will receive clear, tailored advice you can trust and practical guidance on the next steps.

Close personal support

We believe in creating long lasting, trusting relationships with all our clients, making sure they feel confident in relying upon our abilities to assist in complex matters such as disputes. We do this by providing our clients with close personal support throughout the process, making sure they understand each step and always being available to answer any pressing concerns that might arise.

Clear pricing at every stage

It’s of top importance to us at WSP Solicitors to make sure our clients are entirely aware of what they are expected to pay to resolve their dispute from the start. Our fees will depend on the type of dispute and the amount of time spent, with our hourly rates dependent on the level of expertise required.

For some dispute resolution cases, we are able to offer fixed fee appointments for clients who just need a steer on the merits of their case before proceeding with matters themselves. This is particularly helpful with small claims (under £10,000) for which costs can normally not be recovered from the other side in the event you win.

We recommend always checking first to see if any insurance policies you have include legal expenses cover, as these may pay your legal costs.

Contact our dispute resolution solicitors in Gloucestershire

To discuss dispute resolution with our expert team, please contact your local WSP Solicitors office in Gloucester or Stroud.

If you have a quick question or would like to request a call back, you can also use our simple online enquiry form.

Please be aware that we do not offer a free advice service for litigation matters. After speaking with you to determine the best approach we will offer a fixed fee quote or signpost to another service such as the Citizens Advice Bureau where applicable

Allocation: The point in proceedings when a judge considers the claim and the defence, decides which track is appropriate for the claim and gives a timetable to bring the case before the court for trial.

Arbitration: An alternative form of dispute resolution using an expert (such as a surveyor) in the role of a judge. The process is similar to court proceedings but is less formal.

Adjudication: An alternative form of dispute resolution using an expert as a decision-maker on a specific matter. It is widely used in construction and technology disputes.

CPR: The Civil Procedure Rules. They govern the way that proceedings in court must be pursued. If they are not followed, the court can make costs orders against you.

Directions: The timetable of actions set by a judge which needs to be completed by the parties to bring a case to readiness for trial.

Fast Track: A stream of court cases valued over £10,000 and not exceeding £25,000. The trial is limited to a maximum of 1 day.

Litigation: Proceedings in court, including small claims.

Multi-Track: A stream of court cases valued over the fast-track limit or involving complex points of law or evidence and/or requiring more than a 1 day trial.

Part 36 Offer: An offer or settlement made under Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) which, if rejected and later beaten at trial, or if accepted immediately, will carry automatic costs and interest consequences.

Small Claims Track: A court process for claims valued £10,000 and under. Costs are not generally recoverable so engaging a solicitor to act for you may not be cost effective. We offer fixed fee appointments to advise you before you start the process.

Without Prejudice: A way to make offers to settle a case as a whole or any part which cannot be mentioned in court proceedings.

Without prejudice save as to costs: A communication that cannot be referred to in court until the end of the trial, when the court awards legal costs to the successful party.


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    • Disputed Wills
    • Contract disputes
    • Landlord and tenant disputes
    • Building disputes
    • Boundary disputes
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