Civil Dispute Resolution

Our civil dispute resolution team has wide ranging experience of civil law disputes involving individuals and businesses. We act for clients in the south west and nationally, always offering practical, cost effective advice to find the best solution for you.

How we can help

If you are involved in a civil law dispute where the value exceeds £10,000 (the current small claims court limit) then it is likely that our civil dispute resolution team will be able to help.

We can advise you on the appropriate way forward and devise a strategy to best achieve your goals, whether this is through a negotiation, mediation or contested court proceedings.


Much of our work is privately funded, but we do represent some claimants on a No Win – No Fee basis where the circumstances allow.

We operate a £200 (plus VAT) fixed fee civil dispute resolution service and are sometimes able to work on a ‘deferred fees’ basis.

We can also offer limited or ad-hoc assistance where it may not be economic for us to act for you throughout an entire dispute.

What makes us different?

We pride ourselves on offering practical, cost-effective advice. We will create a case plan at the outset that is consistent with your budget and identify the strategy that’s most likely to achieve your desired objectives as quickly and economically as possible.

We will advise you on the benefits of negotiation, mediation and others forms of alternative dispute resolution. By adopting a proactive approach to settlement a dispute can often be resolved at an early stage, without the expense and worry of court proceedings.

Where a negotiated settlement is not possible we will guide you through the court processes to bring your case to a resolution.

Throughout any dispute the emphasis is on achieving an outcome that is proportionate to the legal costs and the litigation risks involved.

Our experience

Lead lawyers Andrew Wood and Emma Slade both have considerable experience and expertise in civil litigation, both in court and at mediation.

We are always happy to provide a free informal assessment of any proposed case and to talk through the issues with you before you make a commitment.

Areas of Specialism:

We deal with contract disputes in all English and Welsh courts and tribunals, including the county court and the High Court.
If you have a consumer law problem where the sum in dispute is in excess of the £10,000 small claims court limit then contact our team of experts.
We specialise in dealing with business and commercial disputes of all kinds.
Our specialist team are highly experienced in dealing with building disputes where the value exceeds the small claims court threshold of £10,000. We have particular expertise in relation to new build disputes and offer a fixed fee option for lower value claims.
Property disputes can be highly stressful, so it’s important to have lawyers on your side who understand the intricacies if this complex area of law.
We can deal with all forms of injunctive relief, including defending an application for an injunction as well as seeking one.
Party Wall Act disputes

Work with our team:

Emma is a civil litigation solicitor, primarily specialising in professional negligence claims. She also represents residential and commercial landlords.
Emma is a civil litigation solicitor, primarily specialising in professional negligence claims. She also represents residential and commercial landlords.