Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

We have developed a pre-eminent reputation for resolving commercial disputes successfully. Our litigation solicitors have a proven track record for achieving excellent results on behalf of our clients.

We are also experienced in attending Arbitrations and Mediations with the aim of settling disputes in the most cost-effective way. We have successfully negotiated many settlements for both individuals and businesses.

If, however, litigation is the only solution, our team are ready to fight hard for you. We have developed a strong network and have good contacts with a number of experts and highly sought-after barristers.

Our expertise includes:

We have particular experience in shareholder and partnership disputes, otherwise known as ‘business divorces’. In particular, we have advised clients on unfair prejudice petitions in the Companies Court, minority shareholder actions and other procedures involved in the breakup of a partnership. Please see Case Studies

Disputes can arise in connection with property transactions. For example, it may be alleged that sale details were misrepresented or, sometimes, joint-venture agreements turn sour. In the case of property development, disputes can arise between owners, developers, and contractors. We can assist you with such matters. See more on Commercial Property.

We act for landlords and tenants in relation to dilapidations, forfeiture of leases, breaches of covenant, lease renewal, section 146 notices, and so on. Read more on Property Services.

We deal with all manner of contractual disputes, relating to commission agreements, joint ventures, property matters, sale of goods, and so on.

Our litigation team has experience in handling a range of professional negligence claims. Our expertise includes cases involving, accountants, barristers, insurance brokers, solicitors, surveyors and valuers.

If you are a Claimant, at the outset of any claim, it is important that enforcement is considered. There is no point commencing a claim if there is little chance of making a recovery. We are able to advise on the enforcement remedies that may be available to you in the event that you are successful.

In acting for clients in debt recovery claims of up to £100,000 such work will be carried out by Trainee Solicitors or a Solicitor of at least 3 years post-qualification experience. All work is supervised by a Senior Solicitor.

Our charges for undertaking such work are as follows:-

  • Letter before Claim – £75 plus VAT
  • Drafting, issue and service of proceedings (UK debtors only) – £500 plus VAT and court fee (between £35 and £5,000 depending on the value)
  • Considering response to the proceedings and/or applying for default judgment – between £150 plus VAT and £300 plus VAT
  • Enforcement proceedings – hourly rates of £150-£300 plus VAT depending upon the method chosen
  • Statutory demands – £350 plus VAT and disbursements estimated to be £150/£200 plus VAT (UK debtors only)

For these purposes, “debt recovery claims,” means cases where we are simply pursuing simple and uncontested claims (for example, for unpaid invoices) which do not involve any legal or contractual analysis. For more complex claims we will usually charge on an hourly basis.

The above charges are only in respect of the areas indicated.  Further advice will be charged at an hourly rate of between £250 and £350 plus VAT.

We have developed particular expertise in defending and bringing proceedings against banks. In the current environment, banks are sometimes taking a very heavy-handed approach towards their customers and asserting breaches of covenant, for example loan to value. We have successfully challenged and taken on a number of banks.

Vyman can assist you with legal requirements in relation to your marketing and public relations documentation. We also have experience in bringing defamation cases where words published affects individuals and/or their businesses.

We have considerable experience of advising creditors who wish to use the insolvency process as a tough step to help recover debts. We are also able to assist individuals who wish to be made bankrupt so that they can make a fresh start.

We have substantial experience of acting on behalf of insolvency practitioners (trustees in bankruptcy, liquidators and administrators) and individuals involved in insolvency claims or litigation.

For all enquires relating to Dispute Resolution, please call 020 8427 9080 or email info@vyman.co.uk