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Dispute resolution

Disputes are an unfortunate reality in today's business world.

Wherever possible the Dispute Resolution service helps clients avoid litigation and the disruption and costs that this can involve.

The goal is always to bring disputes to a successful conclusion – as quickly, cost effectively and painlessly as possible. 

Options for resolving client's disputes are always discussed. This may include alternative dispute resolution processes including adjudication, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, expert determination and mediation.

Where litigation is necessary the Dispute Resolution service works with clients to achieve their objectives taking into account both legal and commercial risks. This may include pursuing court proceedings to trial where necessary.

Services provided cover a broad range of disputes including:

  • Construction
  • Contract and commercial
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Directors duties
  • Information technology
  • Injunctions
  • Intellectual property
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Nuisance
  • Partnership
  • Probate
  • Product liability
  • Professional disciplinary proceedings
  • Professional negligence
  • Property
  • Shareholder
  • Trusts

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24/05/2017 - GDPR comes into force in May 2018 and represents a significant overhaul of data protection legislation. It will impact all areas of the business and given the sanctions involved needs to be dealt with at board level.

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25/05/2017 - Join Boyes Turner’s Business Immigration lawyers Claire Taylor Evans and Laurence Anstis at a free webinar on 25 May 2017 where we will be exploring the recent changes in detail and how you can prepare for their impact

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