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.  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 this often helps restore a relationship.  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