Practice Areas

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is a diverse field. We can assist in resolving disputes or claims between individuals, companies, local authorities or government departments. We are experienced, pro-active and effective, and always aim to adapt to the individual needs of our clients. The following are some of the types of cases we can deal with:

  • Beneficiary Claims
  • Breach of contract / breach of trust claims
  • Commercial disputes
  • Company disputes
  • Debt and asset recovery
  • Defective Goods and Services
  • Freezing Orders
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance claims
  • Party Wall disputes
  • Property litigation
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes

 

Commercial Law

Commercial law is a wide-ranging field of law and can often intermingle with other areas of law, and in such situations our multi-skilled firm works at its best. We are able to deal with various issues across different fields of law including contractual issues arising from commercial or private agreements ensuring we can provide the protection that you or your business needs in case the other party fails to honor their obligations. Our in-house advocacy support alongside our expert drafting capabilities means that we are a force to be reckoned with. Amongst other things, we specialize in:

  • Drafting commercial and private agreements, distributorship agreements and agency agreements
  • Incorporation, purchase and sale of businesses
  • Directors duties and employment issues within the corporate environment
  • Shareholder disputes including minority shareholder claims and partnership litigation
  • Out of court settlements for commercial disputes through alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation

 

Employment Law

Employment law can be a complex minefield with legislation and regulations changing on a frequent basis. Suffering problems at work can be a traumatic experience. Our friendly approach will guide you on the action you should take against your employer and, where appropriate, assist you with making a claim. We will provide you with straightforward, realistic and practical advice on issues such as:

  • Unfair or wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Working time regulations
  • Negotiating your contract of employment
  • Work-related stress
  • Bullying at work
  • Whistle-blowing
  • Employment tribunals
  • Compromise agreements

In suitable cases, we offer a ‘contingency fee’ agreement if we believe you have a winnable case. This is a WIN NO FEE’ type agreement where our costs and fees will be paid out of any compensation awarded to you by the Employment Tribunal or such compensation as we have negotiated on your behalf with the opponent party.

 

Family Law

We provide expert guidance on all aspects of family law, be it divorce, separation, end of a civil partnership, issues regarding children or financial matters within divorce proceedings. The end of a relationship, divorce or civil partnership is one of life’s most difficult and stressful experiences. We deal with all issues confidentially and sensitively, whilst at the same time ensuring that you receive the best legal support and that any impact to your personal, financial and family life is kept to a minimum. Above all, we will strive to keep the dispute out of

court and follow relevant negotiation and mediation routes. We can advise and assist you in the following areas:

  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Division of family assets
  • Civil partnership disputes
  • Matters relating to children
  • Domestic Violence and injunctions

 

Personal Injury

Claiming damages for personal injury can be a daunting experience. Our free initial interview will put you at ease with an initial attempt to assess your personal injury or accident claim. If we believe you have a valid claim and are entitled to compensation we will act for you on a ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ basis ensuring we pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Our legal costs will be recovered from the opponent party, so you will not have to pay for our fees for the work we carry out. Amongst other types of claims, we deal with:

  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents and Illnesses
  • Public liability (slipping or tripping) claims
  • Asbestos-related diseases
  • Serious injury claims

 

Property Services

Commercial Property
Our firm’s work touches on every aspect of Commercial Property Law. We are able to assist in various circumstances whether you are selling or purchasing a commercial property, dealing with complex leases or buying or selling a business which includes a property. We can also deal with Part Wall disputes arising under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. We ensure that you receive regular updates, avoid unnecessary delays and that the transaction proceeds in the best manner. We can advise and assist you on:

  • Acquisition, sale and lease of commercial property including offices, shops, restaurants and warehouses
  • Party Wall disputes
  • Licensing applications
  • Auction sales
  • General property litigation

 

Landlord and tenant matters
The relationship between a landlord and tenant can be somewhat complex and contentious at times. We have acted for both, landlord and tenant, and are well versed in dealing with all basic and complex issues that arise. We can deal with:

  • Drafting and re-drafting of Leases
  • Leasehold extensions
  • Subletting and Assignment of leases
  • Lease renewals, contested and unopposed, for both landlords and tenants
  • Termination of leases, by forfeiture, surrender or under notice
  • Recovery of property and possession proceedings against trespassers
  • Dilapidations, right of way and boundary disputes
  • Rent recovery, right to light and disputes over development agreements
  • Service of improvement notices and compulsory purchase
  • Service charge disputes
  • Party Wall disputes

 

Regulatory and Road Traffic Matters

Regulatory Matters
The ever increasing burden of “red tape” upon individuals and businesses has seen an increase in government bodies bringing proceedings with devastating consequences for individuals and businesses alike. We offer advice and representation in such regulatory matters and you can rely upon our discretion and diligence to protect your interests throughout such a difficult process. We instant payday network review will ensure that you know your rights at an early stage and wherever possible we will take pre-emptive action on your behalf. We can assist with various regulatory bodies including:

  • The General Medical Council
  • The Nursing & Midwifery Council
  • The Medicines Control Agency
  • The Food Standards Agency
  • The Health Safety Executive


Road Traffic Matters
We also offer a full professional service to our clients in respect of all Road Traffic matters. Clients’ personal and commercial lives can be dramatically affected by the loss of their driving licence, which can be at risk due to a momentary lapse in concentration or an out of character errorofjudgement. With the ever increasing number of speed cameras and pro-active policing in this area of law, more and more clients are finding themselves in difficulty. Please contact us for further information in relation to your matter, dependent upon your particular circumstances.

 

London Agency

Wess appreciate difficulties other firms face in dealing with the judicial system when they are restricted due to their geographical location. We are located in close proximity to London Barristers’ Chambers and within minutes of the Royal Courts of Justice, the Commercial Court and the Central London County Court.

 

We provide a fast, reliable and efficient Court Agency service at extremely competitive rates. With nearly 20 years’ experience, we assist solicitors and lay clients alike with all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution, providing support throughout the Court process, from initial conference to trial, treating all such work with the same diligence and dispatch as we apply to our own work. Our services include:

  • A same-day service to assist you when time is of the essence
  • Preparation, issue and service of all Court processes
  • Advocacy on hearings before Registrars, District Judges, High Court and Circuit Judges
  • Representation at Detailed Assessment of Costs and Review hearings
  • Assisting in selection of Counsel, preparing instructions to Counsel and arranging and attending conference with Counsel

We accept instructions covering the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Division, Technology and Construction Court, Commercial Court, Companies and Bankruptcy Court and the Administrative Court in the High Court. We also cover the Principal Registry of the Family Division and all the County Courts within the Central London and City of London areas.

 

Wills, Trusts and Probate

Wills
Making a will is vital to safeguard those you love and to ensure your wishes are carried out. We offer a cost-effective, understanding and efficient service, ensuring we deal with your family and financial situation by making practical suggestions taking into account allowable exemptions and inheritance tax rules. Our compassionate and practical approach ensures that any Will you make will be tailored to suit your needs.

 

Probate
The death of our loved ones is a stressful, emotional and difficult time. We assist families in dealing with the administrative and legal responsibilities. We will assist you through the process and will stand by you to deal with all the responsibilities of probate and administration of the estate.

 

Contested Wills and Probate issues
Wills and the law of Intestacy (i.e. when someone dies without leaving a Will) may not achieve a ‘fair’ result, and those entitled may not receive reasonable financial provision. We can also assist in such matters. In dealing with your Wills and Probate matters we will put you first and will ensure that you achieve the best result possible.