Personal Disputes

An individual approach to dispute resolution

In times of uncertainty and change, our responsive and experienced disputes lawyers offer an empathetic and solutions focussed approach, adapted to your specific needs.

Our team deals with complex disputes for individuals in many different areas, including family and matrimonial, reputation management and privacy, contentious probate and trusts, property, construction, agricultural and landed estates, employment, insolvency, corporate and commercial disputes, professional negligence, fraud and financial crime. Where personal disputes arise in a business context, we work seamlessly across disciplines, understanding where personal and business imperatives intersect. This ensures that our clients have access to the right specialist expertise, delivered in the right context.

We are as robust as we need to be, recognising that when sensitive personal disputes arise litigation may not always be the right answer. When appropriate, we support our clients to avoid litigation, by using mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

International dispute resolution

Many of the disputes we advise on involve an international element. We have well-established links with over 100 law firms throughout the world and are able to support clients with disputes in multiple jurisdictions.

Recent experience

Advising in a family dispute relating to the interpretation of a will, claims to occupy agricultural land as tenants and the sale of co-owned land.

Assisting clients with the removal of defamatory material, in particular from websites and social media.

Obtaining an injunction for a private property owner against a neighbour who attempted to use of a right of way across the property to access other property which did not benefit from the right.

Representing a high-net-worth client in a multi-million dollar dispute with a former business partner over a joint venture business.

Advising in relation to an international premarital agreement with extensive business and property assets and inherited wealth across the UK and Ireland.

Advising a client opposing relocation of his child to New Zealand and associated applications for financial provision.

Acting for a Danish wife in respect of her judicial separation and subsequent divorce from her American husband and related financial remedy proceedings, involving substantial assets spanning Switzerland, US, Denmark and the Cayman Islands.

Acting for a UK domiciled client and trust beneficiary, defending a multi-million dollar tracing claim brought by a third party based in Kazakhstan. The case spanned multiple off-shore jurisdictions.

Representing the litigation friend of a minor in a major contentious probate dispute spanning numerous jurisdictions.

KEY CONTACTS
TEAM
Daniel Eames
Daniel Eames
Partner
Sarah Green
Sarah Green
Partner
Andrew Baines
Andrew Baines
Partner
Tony Cockayne
Tony Cockayne
Partner
Peter Sigler
Peter Sigler
Partner
Rajvinder Kaur
Rajvinder Kaur
Senior Associate
Jack Kewley
Jack Kewley
Solicitor