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Disputes and Litigation

Personal Dispute Resolution And Litigation Solicitors

Personal disputes are often very stressful.

You might be in a dispute with a friend, family member, neighbour or employer. As a result of the disagreement, you could be worried about the impact on your finances, relationships or reputation.

Securing a swift positive outcome requires experienced litigators. We get to the heart of the issue, balancing smart negotiating techniques with robust enforcement of your legal rights.

But going to court should always be a last resort because of the time and costs involved. Our litigation solicitors can advise you on faster and more cost effective ways to resolve your dispute.

Often we can nip a dispute in the bud through early exchange of information and by highlighting clear breaches of contract terms.

We can pursue or defend claims. Browse the links below to learn more about…

Boundary Disputes

  • How to solve a boundary dispute
  • How to find out where the real boundary is
  • Creating a boundary agreement
  • What to do if you can’t agree a boundary with neighbouring property owners
  • How to determine whose responsibility the boundary fence is

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Breach Of Contract

  • What legally constitutes a breach of contract
  • What makes a contract legally binding
  • The difference between contracts and agreements
  • How to sue for breach for contract
  • How much you could claim in damages for breach of contract
  • Examples of breach of contract
  • What to do if you have breached a contract

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Contested Wills

  • How to dispute a will if your believe you have been unfairly overlooked
  • How to defend a will from opportunist legal challenges

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Debt Recovery

  • Recovering unpaid debts – no matter how large or complex
  • Defending claims, preparing counterclaims
  • Rent arrears and building disputes
  • Letters before action, issuing court proceedings, serving statutory demands
  • Tracing debtors, enforcing judgments
  • Bankruptcy, winding up proceedings, repossessions
  • Credit control
  • Charging orders
  • Third part debt orders, attachment of earnings orders
  • Warrants of control (formerly warrants of execution)
  • Applications to obtain financial information (formerly known as oral examination)

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Landlord And Tenant Disputes

  • Helping landlords to deal with problem tenants
  • Evicting a tenant from residential property
  • Landlords’ legal responsibilities and obligations – what you must provide by law
  • How the Deregulation Act 2015 affects landlords
  • Landlords’ rights
  • Letting rooms in your home
  • Commercial property landlord and tenant disputes

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Professional Negligence Claims

  • What legally constitutes professional negligence
  • How to prove professional negligence
  • How much you can claim in compensation
  • Time limits for compensation claims
  • Examples of professional negligence – who you can make a claim against
  • How to fund your compensation claim
  • The professional negligence pre-action protocol – what it means for you
  • Alternatives to going to court

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Residential Property Disputes

  • Party wall disputes
  • Dealing with noisy or anti-social neighbours

Find out more >>

Get Expert Legal Help

Contact Coles Miller’s experienced disputes and litigation solicitors for more information.

Meet the team

Neil Andrews

Partner, Head of Commercial Department and Business Property Law

Patrick Herklots


Shan Hounsell


Charlie Edge

Trainee Solicitor

Eric Holt

Debt Recovery Manager

Eleanor Lewns

Solicitors Apprentice

Angela Bollam

Personal Assistant

Hazel Burry

Legal Secretary

Nikki Green

Legal Administrator

Tracey Ford

Legal Assistant