When clients approach a solicitor to assist them in a dispute, it is a ‘stress purchase’ as businesses and individuals alike do not want to find themselves in a contentious situation if it can be avoided. The field of litigation has changed greatly over the last decade and its focus is to keep parties out of the courts and the costs associated with formal proceedings. It is the case, however, that formal proceedings are sometimes inevitable. The focus of the litigation up to the point that formal proceedings are issued is to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken to find a settlement and that unnecessary costs have not been generated.
Once parties are clear about their respective positions the first step is to examine the merits of the case and determine whether Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation, might be suitable and potentially provide a settlement between the parties without the need for formal proceedings. Parties must continually assess the position, their prospects and the potential for settlement throughout the litigation. Sadly, it is often the case that litigation becomes more about the costs incurred than the cause of the litigation.
Saul Kelleher is a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil Proceedings) meaning that he can represent you at all stages of litigation and is trained to assess and conduct your litigation in accordance with the protocols set out by the Courts. To engage in litigation without the correct professional support can be disastrous. Kernon Kelleher Solicitors can assist you in a vast array of disputes and are always happy to consider your position at an initial interview and give you an honest appraisal of the position. We do not seek to generate costs unnecessarily and always seek to find the most positive and commercially sensible outcome to your dispute.
We cover the following areas of practice in the County and High Courts:
- Professional Negligence
- Faulty Goods and Services
- Wills, Probate, Estates, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes
- Building Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Boundary Disputes
- Commercial and contract disputes
Kernon Kelleher Solicitors can be found at 7 Barnack Walk, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AL. Email us or Telephone: 01258 446288.