Dispute resolution

Contentious probate

Debt recovery

Insolvency and bankruptcy

Landlord and
tenant disputes

Professional negligence claims

Property disputes

Our Dispute Resolution experts

Justin Emerson
Partner

No one wants to be tied up in a long, drawn-out personal dispute. That’s why we’ll work hard to get the best resolution for you, fast.

With Gepp Solicitors you’ll be in experienced hands. Our dedicated team has been handling all kinds of disputes for many years, including:

Our reputation for successful outcomes is hard-won. With strong skills in alternative dispute resolution, as well as an excellent track record with court litigation, our Dispute Resolution solicitors in Essex can help you get the result you need in a way that matches your priorities.

Cost is always an important consideration when dealing with any type of legal dispute, so we will make sure that we are always clear about the costs involved in any action we suggest and that those costs are always proportionate to the outcome you want to achieve.

Consult our dispute resolution solicitors in Essex now

For swift, expert advice on resolving a wide range of legal disputes, please contact your local Gepp Solicitors office in Chelmsford.

Have a quick question or want to request a call back? Use our simple online enquiry form.

Our dispute resolution expertise

Debt recovery

We can support you to recover any outstanding debts quickly and cost-effectively. Our Dispute Resolution solicitors can help you draft an effective letter before action and undertake negotiation proceedings to help you secure the money you are owed. Where necessary, we can also support and advise you if your claim needs to be taken to court.

Insolvency and bankruptcy

Our team can advise individuals and businesses on insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, helping to clarify your legal rights and obligations. We can help you with a range of associated matters, including:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Challenging a disputed debt
  • Individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs)
  • Negotiating potential arrangements with creditors
  • Protecting the family home.
Landlord and tenant disputes
We can provide legal support for both landlords and tenants and will look to provide early advice so that straightforward issues can be resolved without the need to develop into formal action.

We can help you with:

  • Tenancy agreements
  • Evicting tenants
  • Recovering rental arrears
  • Serving Section 21 notices and obtaining vacant possession
  • Disputes over repairs
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Breaches of the covenant.
Professional negligence claims

Our professional negligence solicitors can help you to pursue a claim against a professional if the service they provided fell well below the expected standards and has left you out of pocket. No matter how high or low the claim value, we will work alongside you to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Property disputes
Our vast experience in dealing with property disputes makes us trusted in this branch of dispute law. We regularly advise our private clients on matters including:
  • Boundary disputes
  • Covenant and easements
  • Property ownership disputes
  • Rights of access disputes
  • Co-ownership claims.

How we resolve disputes in the right way for you while avoiding unnecessary conflict and expense

Providing clear advice on your legal position and options

We can help you to establish the facts surrounding your dispute so we can review your position and advise you on what your next steps should be. You’ll also be given a better idea about what the likely outcome of your case is going to be.

Resolving your claim quickly with a letter before action

Our team can work with you to draft an effective ‘letter before action which can be used to help reach an early agreement and avoid the need for any court action. We will ensure that the letter is clear and that the course of action it proposes to resolve your dispute matches your best interests.

Alternative dispute resolution

Our Dispute Resolution solicitors can utilise methods of alternative dispute resolution to give you the best chance of reaching an agreement out of court. We have particular expertise in using mediation and negotiation, allowing us to resolve your dispute amicably.

Court litigation

If an out-of-court settlement is not a possibility, we can advise you if pursuing court proceedings is a viable option. If this is the case, you can rely on us to provide you with robust representation and expert guidance.

Our dispute resolution fees

Hourly rates for dispute resolution

For more complex matters where ongoing support is required, we will charge according to an agreed hourly rate.

Why choose Gepp Solicitors for dispute resolution?

We deliver high-quality work in all matters relating to litigation services and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and negotiation. The team has particular expertise in high-value and complex litigation cases.

We have three members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Justin Emerson, partner and head of the department.

Book your initial fixed fee consultation with our dispute resolution solicitors in Chelmsford

For more information or to book your initial hour meeting for £250 + VAT with our Dispute Resolution solicitors in Chelmsford, please use the phone number or email address below to get in touch.

Call us
Main number: 01245 228101

Email us
Main email: emersonj@gepp.co.uk

Dispute resolution FAQs

What is dispute resolution?

Dispute resolution in the UK refers to the various methods used to resolve conflicts or disagreements between parties outside the court system. This includes negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, aiming to reach a mutually acceptable agreement without the need for litigation.

What are the different types of dispute resolution?

The main types of dispute resolution in the UK are:

  • Negotiation: Direct communication between parties to settle disputes.
  • Mediation: A neutral third-party mediator helps parties reach a voluntary settlement.
  • Arbitration: An arbitrator makes a binding decision after hearing both sides.
  • Adjudication: Particularly common in construction disputes, where an adjudicator gives a temporarily binding decision.
  • Litigation: Resolving disputes through the formal court process.
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?

In mediation, a mediator facilitates negotiations to help parties reach a voluntary settlement, with no binding decision imposed. In arbitration, an arbitrator listens to both sides and makes a binding decision that is enforceable in law.

When should I consider mediation for my dispute?

Mediation should be considered when parties wish for a quicker, cost-effective, and confidential resolution. It’s suitable for disputes where both parties are open to negotiation and compromise and where maintaining a relationship post-resolution is important.

Is arbitration binding?

Yes, arbitration in the UK is generally binding. Once the arbitrator makes a decision, it is final and enforceable under the Arbitration Act 1996, with limited grounds for appeal.

How long does the dispute resolution process take?

The duration varies depending on the method and complexity of the dispute. Negotiation and mediation can be resolved in weeks to months, arbitration can take several months, and litigation can last from several months to years.

What are the advantages of alternative dispute resolution (ADR)?

ADR offers several advantages, including:

  • Cost-effectiveness: Generally cheaper than litigation.
  • Speed: Faster resolution compared to court cases.
  • Confidentiality: Private process, unlike public court proceedings.
  • Flexibility: More control over the process and outcomes.
Can I still go to court if mediation or arbitration fails?

If mediation fails, parties can still pursue litigation as mediation agreements are not binding unless formalised. In arbitration, the decision is binding, but in rare cases, it can be challenged in court under specific circumstances outlined in the Arbitration Act 1996.

How do I choose the right dispute resolution method for my case?

Consider factors such as the nature and complexity of the dispute, the relationship between the parties, cost, time, and the desired outcome. Consulting with a legal expert can help determine the most suitable method for your situation.

What should I expect during a mediation session?

During mediation, both parties meet with the mediator to discuss issues. The mediator facilitates communication, identifies underlying interests, and helps explore possible solutions. The aim is to reach a mutually agreeable settlement, guided but not decided by the mediator.

With Gepp Solicitors you’ll be in experienced hands. Our dedicated team has been handling all kinds of disputes for many years.

With Gepp Solicitors you’ll
be in experienced hands.
Our dedicated team has
been handling all kinds of
disputes for many years.

Our Dispute Resolution experts

Justin Emerson
Partner
Natasha Kelt
Associate Solicitor
Nadia Fabri
Associate Solicitor
Nikki King
Legal Secretary
Justin Emerson
Partner
Nadia Fabri
Associate Solicitor
Natasha Kelt
Associate Solicitor
Nikki King
Legal Secretary

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