Civil Dispute Resolution Lawyers East Lothian
Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors can help you resolve a broad range of disputes with skilful negotiation and straightforward, clear advice.
We understand how stressful it is to be involved in a disagreement with a relative, neighbour, landlord, tenant or organisation. You may feel like you are in an impossible situation. Fortunately, there are several options available to help you reach a fair and positive resolution, and we can guide and support you; however you decide to proceed.
If you are dealing with a dispute, please get in touch with our Dispute Resolution Team to find out how we can assist.
Our civil dispute resolution services
Our Dispute Resolution lawyers can advise and represent you in many different dispute situations, including:
Family law disputes often arise because of disagreements over a child’s upbringing or financial matters, so, naturally, they can be emotionally charged. Our Family lawyers understand the implications such disputes can have for your family. We will try hard to spare you the additional time, stress and cost of court proceedings. Often an early and amicable resolution can be achieved using family mediation.
Residential property disputes can occur between neighbours, joint owners, landlords and tenants. These disagreements can be particularly stressful as they can also have an impact on other aspects of your life, including your financial situation and the enjoyment of your property. The law in this area is complex and ever-changing. We provide clear and reliable advice to help you reach a positive solution, quickly and affordably.
The procedures for evicting tenants can be complicated and there can be significant consequences for landlords who do not follow the correct process to repossess their propertyWe can serve repossession notices on your tenant on your behalf, and where required we can thereafter assist you with making an application to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland, and represent you in proceedings.
If a debtor is refusing to pay money owed to you, this can have significant financial implications. Our proactive and fast-acting team will gain an understanding of your needs and the debtor’s position, and recommend the most effective debt recovery strategy.
Resolving your dispute
In most cases, we will encourage our clients to try a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve their disagreement, as these methods offer many advantages over traditional court proceedings. For example, they tend to be more informal and flexible, and less costly, time-consuming and stressful. As well as this, they often help the parties to maintain a relationship beyond the resolution. Examples of ADR are negotiation, mediation, collaboration and arbitration, and they all focus on reaching a mutually beneficial outcome.
However, there may be instances where litigation is necessary, for example, if ADR methods have been unsuccessful. If this is the case, our lawyers will provide expert representation in court, protect your interests at all times and work hard to get your case the outcome it deserves.
Contact our Dispute Resolution Lawyers in North Berwick, Dunbar and Haddington, East Lothian
Our Dispute Resolution lawyers are known for their know-how and technical ability in this area, and we have helped many individuals and families in East Lothian achieve a positive result under challenging circumstances.