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Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Kent
Legal disputes can be of a personal or commercial nature and often prove to be a time-consuming and stressful experience for everyone involved. If you find yourself in a dispute, consulting an expert solicitor can be the deciding factor as to whether your case can be resolved in an amicable and successful manner.
At Martin Tolhurst Solicitors, our dispute resolution team have experience in supporting both individuals and businesses with a range of disputes, so are well placed to offer you the support you need to achieve a positive outcome. We can provide clear, practical advice and have strong expertise in alternatives to court proceedings, keeping conflict to a minimum.
We can assist you with everything from business matters including unpaid debts, commercial property actions, contract disputes and insolvency, to personal disputes such as challenging a Will, residential property and small claims.
Our dispute resolution solicitors in Kent regularly handle both high value and low value disputes for individuals and businesses. We are one of the few firms of solicitors who are able to represent clients in small claims court, offering competitive, fixed fees.
Free initial advice & fixed fee consultation
We offer 15 minutes of free initial advice, then a 45 minute, no obligation consultation for just £99.
This will give you the opportunity to explain your situation so we can discuss what steps you need to take and any specific issues you may need to consider, as well as the likely costs involved. You will then be able to make an informed decision about what action you want to take.
Find out more about our debt recovery fees.
Speak to our personal and business dispute resolution solicitors in Kent now
For proactive and cost-effective assistance resolving a dispute affecting you or your business, please contact your local Martin Tolhurst office in Gillingham, Longfield, Ashford, or Sittingbourne now.
How we can help you or your business with dispute resolution
Personal dispute resolution
Our dispute resolution solicitors in Kent can help you to find positive outcomes for a wide range of personal and family legal disputes, including:
- Challenging a Will
- Small Claims
- Residential property disputes
- Personal insolvency & bankruptcy
- Key Stages in Debt Recovery
Business dispute resolution
Our Commercial Litigation team can assist with a wide range of disputes affecting your business, helping you to find the right solution for your priorities and overall commercial objectives.
Our commercial dispute resolution expertise includes:
- Business debt recovery
- Contract disputes
- Commercial property disputes
- Employment disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Company insolvency
How we resolve personal and business disputes while keeping conflict and cost to a minimum
No matter the nature of your dispute, we will work closely with you to find the best way forward that matches your personal or commercial priorities.
There are various steps we can take to help you get the outcome you need, while avoiding unnecessary conflict and minimising the costs involved.
Clear advice on your legal position
When dealing with any dispute, it is vital that you establish the facts surrounding the matter. We are able to review your position and provide you with clear guidance on your legal rights and obligations.
You’ll then have all the information necessary so that you can make a decision about your next steps and what the likely outcome of pursing your case will be.
Seeking an early resolution with a letter before action
If you are involved in a dispute, it’s vital that you present your legal position and what needs to be resolved to the other relevant parties. This can be done by drafting a ‘letter before action’ which is sent out to said parties. In many cases, a letter before action can be used to reach an early agreement and avoid the need for any further action.
Our dispute resolution solicitors in Kent can support you in drafting an effective letter before action which is both legally compliant and helps to protect your best interests, carefully detailing what steps need to be taken to resolve the dispute. If further negotiations are required beyond this point, our team will be well placed to advise you.
Alternative dispute resolution
Agreeing an amicable solution out of court often requires some negotiation from both parties. To achieve this, using methods of alternative dispute resolution is often a necessity.
Our dispute resolution solicitors are experienced in using alternative dispute resolution methods, giving you the best chance of reaching an agreement without the need to undergo costly and time-consuming court proceedings.
In situations where an out-of-court settlement is not possible, we can advise on whether pursuing court proceedings is the appropriate course of action. We will always be upfront about the likelihood of success if this is the option you choose to take and will be transparent when it comes to costs involved.
If your case does indeed go to court, we can provide you with robust representation and can efficiently guide you through every stage of proceedings to give you the best possible chance of reaching a positive outcome.
Finding the right approach for you or your business
We take a personal approach to handling disputes and are happy to discuss your individual requirements so you can make an informed decision about how best to proceed.
To arrange your free 15-minute phone consultation, or a 45-minute fixed-fee initial appointment for just £99, click on the button below.
Our dispute resolution fees
We understand that when resolving a legal dispute, the costs involved have to remain proportionate to the value of the outcome you want.
We will always provide clear cost estimates at the outset which will then be reviewed at every stage of your case. This way you will always know exactly how much dealing with each stage of the process is likely to cost.
To get a better understanding of what your case will involve, we offer two services which will help get the process under way:
Free Initial phone consultation – a no obligation call which will generally last around 15 minutes, going over the details of your enquiry.
45-minutes initial advice for £99 – a more in depth advice session with one member of our disputes team to help plan out what your next steps should be if you are involved in a dispute.
We are able to offer a number of options for our dispute resolution, including:
Fixed fee dispute resolution – Where possible, we can agree a fixed price to handle specific stages of the debt recovery process e.g. for drafting a letter before action.
Competitive hourly rates – For more complex matters where you will require ongoing support, we will charge according to an agreed hourly rate based on the level of expertise required.
Debt recovery fees – You can find out more about the costs involved in recovering a personal or business debt by taking a look at our debt recovery pricing guide.
Why choose Martin Tolhurst for personal and business dispute resolution?
We have received a 91% customer satisfaction rating
Our previous clients have clients rated our service highly – in 2018 over 800 clients returned surveys to us and 91% confirmed they would use us again or recommend us to friend.
We have a rating 4.2 out of 5 for our Review Solicitors score.
We understand the importance of good communication
We strive to make sure any questions you have are answered promptly and fully and will give you regular updates on progress, so you can have confidence that your dispute is being handled effectively at all times.
We tailor our approach to match what matters to you
Each client and each dispute is unique and we recognise the need to deliver a resolution that matches your goals and priorities while taking into account any specific concerns you have. We will tailor our approach to your needs, including keeping the dispute out of court wherever possible while ensuring we can get the best available outcome for you.
Speak to our dispute resolution solicitors in Kent today
Our Kent dispute resolution solicitors can provide you with tailored legal advice for any type of dispute and support you at every opportunity to help you reach a cost-effective and successful result.
You can contact your local Martin Tolhurst office in Gillingham, Longfield, Ashford, or Sittingbourne, or for further information call our New Enquiries team on 01634 728111 to find out how we can help you.