Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Broomhead & Saul has recently complemented its personal and business services with its Litigation & Dispute Resolution department.

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Milton-Downes as a partner, to head this department. Lucy brings with her a wealth of experience in both civil and commercial disputes, is a trained mediator and has acted for clients all over the UK and beyond.

Civil litigation and dispute resolution

We offer first rate expertise in the following areas:

  • Contractual disputes (including misrepresentation)
  • Debt Recovery
  • Disputed wills and probate including challenging the validity of a will and disputes
  • Estates administration disputes, including the removal of executors
  • Disputed trusts
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Landlord & Tenant including assured shorthold tenancies, residential leases and possession claims
  • Proprietary estoppel and unjust enrichment claims
  • Negligence (including professional negligence)
  • Nuisance
  • Property disputes including boundary and rights of way issues, adverse possession, trespass claims, TOLATA and building disputes

 

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution

Our expertise also extends to:

  • Business-to-business and consumer-to-business contractual disputes
  • Landlord & Tenant including rent arrears, dilapidation claims and possession
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Director and Shareholder disputes
  • Intellectual Property disputes
  • Insolvency related claims
  • Nuisance

Avoiding costly litigation

Lucy is extremely conscious of the costs involved with litigation and in addition, the stress that it can cause for clients.  Her strapline is that ‘there are no winners in litigation; only pride will prevail’.  She is also a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution and mediation as a really effective way to reach a prompt, cost effective and amicable settlement and that can often preserve relationships.  However, as with all negotiation, this is best undertaken from a position of strength: Lucy’s prowess as a litigator ensures that her settlement proposals are taken seriously.

To make an appointment to discuss your needs, please contact:

Contact: Lucy Milton-Downes

01823 288121

lucy.milton-downes@broomhead-saul.co.uk