Nelsons has one of the largest personal dispute resolution teams in the East Midlands and our specialists can provide practical advice on many kinds of personal disputes and dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution.
Our solicitors are vastly experienced in all types of Personal Dispute Litigation and try to bring a practical, problem-solving approach to our advice.
The starting point for all dispute resolution is cost effectiveness - in many cases, parties to disputes can be motivated by principles, but as disputes progress our experience teaches us the importance of balancing costs and risk with principles.
The normal rules are that:-
- A successful party to a Court Case can expect most of his or her costs to be paid by an opponent - but that only applies if you win your case, so all claimants have to be prepared for the risk of a disappointing outcome
- An unsuccessful party to a Court Case can expect to be ordered to pay most of his/her opponent's costs, as well as to pay his/her own costs
If we judge your chances of success to be very strong, we will consider your case for a Conditional Fee Agreement.
Going to court should always be the last resort and there are now a number of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) schemes, including arbitration, mediation and ombudsmen schemes.
In Small Claims, legal costs are not recoverable even if you win your case, so our Fixed Fee services enable you to know exactly what your costs will be. We offer low cost fixed fee services for disputes relating to:-
- Banking charges
- Neighbour dispute
- Consumer complaints
- Holiday complaints
- Utility service complaints
- Motor vehicle complaints