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Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Whether you have a personal or commercial dispute our experts have the experience to tackle your issues head on.  Arguments can quickly spiral into complex and costly confrontations. Our Dispute Resolution & Litigation team includes five experienced partners, who have a breadth of expertise that covers even the most complicated commercial disputes.

 

  • If you get into financial difficulty, you want a legal firm you can trust, in order to achieve the best outcome for you. We can provide a full range of services for anyone who is involved in or affected by insolvency issues, including advice on effective recovery and formal insolvency procedures. We can also advise on avoiding formal insolvency arrangements through a variety of means, including restructuring and turnaround advice.

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  • If you have lost out financially after being given bad advice from a professional, you may be entitled to make a claim against them. This could include accountants, independent financial advisors, architects, surveyors, engineers or solicitors - or any other professional consultant who you have paid for their services. We are experienced in pursuing cases of negligence against a wide range of professionals.

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  • Sometimes when a dispute arises it is necessary to take immediate action. This could be to protect you or the subject matter of the dispute - or it could be to prevent the destruction of evidence, or to preserve the assets of a party to the dispute.

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  • Debt Collection
    Nobody likes it when they are not paid for doing a job, or for goods that have been delivered - but when it happens it can be potentially very serious for you. Chasing payment is a time consuming business, so we take the stress out of collecting what is rightfully yours - helping you to restore your cashflow quickly, with minimum cost or fuss. We can help you with a range of different options – including our unique computerised debt collection service, if you have high a volume of debts to collect.
  • A dispute relating to your home is especially stressful, so Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors' team of experts can provide you with prompt legal and practical advice to help you resolve the situation. They have particular experience in dealing with boundary and right of way disputes, party wall issues and planning disputes.

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THE Dispute Resolution & Litigation team

  • Ken Stangoe Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689307
    Ken is Head of the Department.  He has over 20 years' experience as a commercial litigator, with a heavy focus on property disputes, including forfeiture actions and applications for relief, right of way disputes, rent recovery for commercial landlords, trusts of land, dilapidations claims, boundary disputes, rent and service charge recovery and lease renewal applications.

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  • Richard Millard Managing Partner
    Construction & Development 01908 689382
    Richard has over 20 years’ experience acting for clients in the construction industry,  providing pragmatic advice to developers, contractors, sub-contractors, design and construction professionals, housing associations, smaller builders and homeowners.

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  • Trevor Coward Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689311
    Trevor specialises in the closely connected fields of commercial litigation, partner/director disputes, insolvency, property litigation, and professional negligence. His background is one of broad experience across a wide range of commercial litigation. He is a member of Legal Counsel International, an alliance of lawyers in 17 countries.

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  • Guy Brooks Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689304
    Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and headed up the Commercial Litigation department of local firm Fennemores, before joining Geoffrey Leaver as joint head of the Dispute Resolution department in 2006. The Dispute Resolution department have been recognised by Legal 500 UK.

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  • Mairead McErlean Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689333
    Over 14 years in practice Mairead has gained experience in a diverse range of disputed matters. She has particular expertise in insolvency matters, shareholder and partnership problems, breach of contract claims and building/property disputes. In addition Mairead deals with contentious and non-contentious enfranchisements.

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