Advocacy

Advocacy and Dispute Resolution

As Higher Court advocates we have a considerable experience and a formidable record in representing clients at all levels of Court, be it the County Court, the High Court or the Court of Appeal.  We can thus supplement our solicitor related services with our in-house advocacy services to provide you with costs savings which would otherwise not be available if you had to instruct a barrister in addition to instructing a solicitor.  We have successfully represented clients in Court in a wide variety of cases, ranging from lengthy trials in the County Court to contested hearings in the High Court to appeals in the Court of Appeal. 

 

In addition to in-house advocacy we undertake all available methods of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication and mediation.  Arbitration is a means of dispute resolution agreed on by the parties to commercial contracts.  Adjudication of disputes by a panel of arbitrators, or single arbitrator sitting alone, is attractive in some circumstances because of the confidentiality of the proceedings and the saving in legal costs.  Mediation is considered when opposing parties want to find a solution but for some reason cannot reach settlement.  We are able to mediate in various areas of law including employment, neighbour disputes, family, commercial and contractual matters.  The benefits of reaching an agreement through Mediation can be significant in both financial and personal terms:  it is entirely private and helps avoid unwelcome publicity.  The process brings together opposing parties and their legal advisors, replaces adversarial confrontation with principled negotiation and provides a focus for finding a practical compromise thereby avoiding the Court process and saving legal costs.  We are well versed in supporting clients through all alternative forms of dispute resolution and can help you to achieve the best results in in what can often be a very tricky situation.

 

Advocacy Only service

As Higher Court advocates we have a considerable experience and a formidable record in representing clients at all levels of Court, be it the County Court, the High Court or the Court of Appeal.  We have successfully represented clients in Court in a wide variety of cases, ranging from lengthy trials in the County Court to contested hearings in the High Court to appeals in the Court of Appeal.  Thus, we can also provide a bespoke 'advocacy only' service tailored to your requirements.  This may involve representing you at a Hearing in the County Court, the High Court or at a Tribunal.  The work may be able to be done for a fixed fee provided we have received full instructions from you and have had sight of all relevant documents sufficiently well in advance of the Hearing, alternatively we will provide you with a realistic estimate of the cost involved.  Typically we can represent you in the following types of cases, amongst others:

  • Court and Tribunal Hearings
  • Appeal Hearings to the High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal or the Court of Appeal
  • Applications for Injunctions, Summary Judgement and other remedies in the course of proceedings
  • Case Management Conferences
  • Small Claims, Fast Track and Multi-Track Trials
  • Mortgage Possession and Landlord & Tenant dispute Hearings
  • Bankruptcy Petitions and Winding-Up petitions

 

Fees for our advocacy services will normally be required to be paid to us in advance of our commencing preparation in connection with the Hearing.