Our litigation team consists of our Senior Partner Derek Holland, a qualified solicitor and an experienced Litigation Assistant. We aim to achieve the best possible results for our clients. Often negotiation is the best and most cost effective method of obtaining a satisfactory solution, and our approach is to ensure this is always from a position of strength.
We encourage clients to consider Mediation as a means of settlement; however, when Court action is necessary we take a firm and pro-active approach.
Derek is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with “Resolution” in domestic abuse and family finance cases, and regularly appears in court on behalf of clients. We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency for Family Law, and Legal Aid may be available for your case. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid we will discuss with you the likely costs involved and may be able to offer a fixed price for some work.
“No Win No Fee” agreements may be available in certain cases. We are able to deal with most types of disputes. These include:-
We can deal with most aspects of Family Law including:-
- Injunctions and domestic violence
- Divorce separation and disputes between unmarried couples
- Childcare and adoption
- Financial issues following divorce or separation
- Disputes regarding arrangements for children
If you are not eligible for legal aid we offer a fixed fee for straightforward uncontested divorce as follows:
- Petitioner: £290.00 plus VAT
- Respondent: £150.00 plus VAT
Neither fee includes dealing with children or financial issues, or Court fees which are payable, however full or partial remission of court fees may be available depending on your circumstances. Evidence of means is required. We will be happy to assist you in all other matters and an estimate of costs can be provided on application.
Housing & Landlord & Tenant Disputes
We act for landlords and tenants in disputes involving commercial and residential properties, including rent, repairs, and service charges.
Employment & Unfair Dismissal
We deal with all aspects of employment law on behalf of both employers and employees including:-
- Contracts of employment
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
- Discrimination claims
- Compromise Agreements
- Representation in Court and Employment Tribunals
We have extensive experience in conducting and defended claims against a wide range of professionals, including solicitors, accountants and surveyors.
If you can prove that someone else has been negligent or was in breach of a specific law or regulation designed to protect you, we may be able to make a claim on your behalf. We deal with;-
- Road accidents, involving cars, cyclists or pedestrians
- Accidents in public places, such as tripping or slipping
- Accidents at work
- Injuries incurred on other peoples’ property
Education Law and Admission Appeals
Derek is an independent member of a School Appeals Panel. He has great experience of admission and exclusion appeals and can assist clients by offering fixed price advice on presenting cases in writing and at the panel hearing.