Disputes are an unfortunate reality. We listen carefully to your objectives and provide clear, pragmatic advice.
From our initial meeting you will be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of your case and we will form a strategy to ensure your dispute is managed efficiently, helping you achieve the best outcome as quickly as possible.
We recognise that cost management is also a key element to any dispute. We are open and honest with you from the outset about the likely cost of your claim, in addition to keeping you regularly updated as your matter progresses.
Whether bringing or defending a claim, we have expertise in the following:
- Contract disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Partnership and Business disputes
- Professional negligence
- Property disputes
- Dilapidation claims
- Eviction of commercial and residential tenants
- Probate and Inheritance disputes
- Debt recovery
Our debt recovery pricing can be found here.
Frequently asked questions
I want to settle a dispute – what should I do?
It’s best to start by thinking about what you want to achieve and then consider your options in line with those aims. We can help you assess your options and take on much of the burden of the dispute process.
What type of professional advisors can be sued for professional negligence?
Any professional advisor including, but not limited to, the following can be sued for damages if their advice is incorrect and leads to you or your business suffering losses:
- Financial advisors
- Insurance brokers
What type of conduct amounts to Unfair Prejudice?
Unfair prejudice is a flexible concept and the following are just a few examples of conduct which may amount to unfairly prejudicial conduct:-
- Exclusion from management in circumstances where there is a (legitimate) expectation of participation
- The diversion of business to another company in which the majority shareholder holds an interest
- The awarding by the majority shareholder to himself of excessive financial benefits
- Abuses of power and breaches of the Articles of Association
- Repeated failures to hold AGMs; delaying accounts, and depriving the members of their right to know the state of the Company’s affairs may all be unfairly prejudicial to a member’s interests.
What evidence do I need for a boundary dispute?
Where boundary disputes are concerned, there is a great deal of misinformation regarding how the position of a boundary is determined. Expert advice is usually required to determine precisely where the legal boundary actually lies, by considering the legal presumptions and all available plans, deeds and other physical and historical evidence.
Meet the team
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What our clients say
“We just wanted to thank you and express our heart felt gratitude to you. We think you were very clever, astute and skilled and through you we secured the very best outcome. A big thank you. Mr Gibson is very lucky to have you.”
“Really good firm, and they handled my case with compassion.”Civil Litigation client
“Samuel Phillips were diligent, impressive and arguably saved the day.”Commercial Litigation Client
“Very accommodating, prompt service, excellent handling of the case.”Partnership Litigation Client
“Samuel Phillips were extremely professional in their approach and listened to my thoughts and concerns before executing tasks accordingly.”Property Dispute Client
Top 3 Tips
Here's our top three tips to think about before your initial meeting with us.
Gather together all relevant documents for review
Prepare a chronology timeline of relevant events
Write a list of questions you want to ask