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Today’s business world is extremely diverse and full of legal complexities. Our team of litigation solicitors has extensive experience in this area in order to provide our clients with a complete service that suits their needs.

Our dispute resolution services cover both civil and criminal law, in the UK and abroad. We take all of our clients’ requirements into consideration and offer competitive and flexible costs. Our litigation team is aware that each dispute is different, and can be resolved in a number of different ways. We always ensure that the right skills are utilised for your case, from court advocate to skilled negotiator, to get you the best outcome possible.

What can our dispute resolution solicitors help with?

LA’s civil litigation service includes:

  • Asset and motor finance
  • Banking litigation
  • Commercial litigation
  • Consumer credit advisory
  • Debt recovery
  • International disputes
  • Mediation
  • Professional negligence
  • Property litigation

Who do we help?

We can help whether you’re a business client or individual who needs advice about the wide scope commercial litigation, or if you’re a public body looking to take civil action.

We have developed a large team of experts in their particular fields.  We think that this means that we have a really rounded knowledge of litigation generally, whilst at the same time being able to offer a service which is far from general but rather directed at your particular circumstances. This also allows us to give you a cost-effective and conscientious service from beginning to end and means we can give you a realistic view of the way that different cases can pan out.

Because of our team’s breadth of experience, we advise businesses and individuals across all market sectors.

Why choose our litigation solicitors?

Our team is recognised and well respected for its work in this field.  We’ve acted in a number of high profile cases over the last few years, and developed a team that can advise and assist on every level.

That starts with advice and representation during the initial stages of a dispute.  We can talk you through steps which may be taken at an early stage which can stop matters escalating or protect your interests further down the line.  Our team then assists you throughout the process, including giving advice about what to expect and obtaining expert or other evidence where necessary.

Our litigation lawyers understand that the cost of our service is important to you. One of the things that sets us apart from our competitors is that we have developed a way of delivering essential initial advice for a fixed cost. That, together with the rest of the flexible range of funding options that we offer is explained in our litigation funding page.  We are of course happy to discuss your particular needs with you.

In negotiations or court proceedings, you will be pleased to know that our team includes experienced advocates. We also have good links with barristers’ chambers too, which means that we can ensure that you get the right representation.

Above all, our dispute resolution solicitors will advise you about the prospects of your case succeeding, and keep that advice under review as the case progresses.  That is especially important as evidence and other documents are disclosed, or as evidence is gathered on your behalf.  We think that we, therefore, provide a holistic service that has, at its heart, getting the right results for our clients.

International commercial litigation

International trade is now a much more common part of business and such a crucial part of British industry.  In the climate of Brexit, it’s also a changing environment.  We recognise that it’s an area where we need to be sure that we’re on top of even more law, to make sure that we’re doing the best for your business.

As part of a network of lawyers across the world, our services aren’t limited by UK borders, so we can address problems worldwide and gain essential knowledge from our international colleagues.

How can our international dispute solicitors help?

If you have a dispute, either domestic or abroad, we can offer you the help and advice you need now, whether it’s criminal or civil proceedings.

We’re already doing it for other clients, across the wide range of litigation services that we offer. We recently dealt with a dispute involving faulty engines supplied by a company in Germany, a claim involving unpaid debts for services provided in Gibraltar and a case involving problems servicing specialist equipment in Gaza.

This experience, along with our commitment to keeping up to date, means we can give you the service you need.

To discuss your particular requirements, please contact us.

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