Dispute Resolution For Individuals

We have the skills and experience to help individuals deal with all types of civil litigation and family disputes. We offer a friendly and professional approach, understanding that going to Court is very much a last resort. We will always endeavour to resolve disputes through negotiation and discussion.

Also, there are various alternatives to Court proceedings which do not involve the Courts and which may be appropriate to most types of dispute. These include mediation, arbitration and adjudication. These may save time and money and should always be considered. Our dispute resolution team have extensive experience of representing both commercial and private clients in all types of alternative dispute resolution and of ensuring that clients are able to properly consider the appropriateness of each available option.

Of course, it is regularly the case that Court action is required, in which case our team is able to provide the best advice relating to the law and procedures and is always mindful of the cost consequences.

Should you have a dispute that you wish to discuss with us, we can provide advice on the following areas:-

  • Contractual disputes for services and goods
  • Product claims
  • Land and property dispute
  • Professional negligence
  • Building disputes
  • Landlord & tenant issues
  • Disputes concerning wills and estates

Supporting businesses throughout Yorkshire, the UK and internationally; Eaton Smith's highly regarded Business Services Team advises on starting-out through to high profile corporate and international transactions, helping businesses with trading agreements, internet trading, business structures, reorganisations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, intellectual property, sports law, employment law, property, debt collection and disputes. One of our commercial clients has this to say about us:

"We were buying a large private company, who left us with a rather unreasonable timescale. I was therefore deeply impressed with the way you guys picked up the challenge and ran with it like the true professionals you are.

I think I heard a comment from the vendors about 'provincial solicitors' once at the beginning of the matter. I never heard it again. I can sincerely and honestly say, having had some experience of big city solicitors in the past, that I could not conceive how any other firm would have dealt with this in the same expert, expedient and insanely short timescale that you did. This is not flannel – it is a fact and I am humbled by the way you guys responded and looked after my interests and those of my company"

If you need a solicitor, you want to be confident that your interests are properly looked after. Our teams of legal professionals have an extensive range of skills and experience to offer our clients, who also enjoy the added benefit of dealing with a firm that is large enough to provide specialists in the many areas of legal issues that we cover including; family matters, employment problems, house purchases and sales, wills, crime and road traffic offences, personal injury, medical negligence and dispute resolution.