The last thing most people want is to become involved in court proceedings.
They are stressful, expensive, have the potential to drag on for a long time, and the outcome is not predictable (although we can certainly provide you with the best advice on your probability of success and the risk elements involved). Nevertheless, many people find themselves in situations where they have no realistic choice but to commence court proceedings to protect or defend their commercial or personal interests.
Where clients find themselves in those circumstances, Parish McCulloch lawyers have extensive experience in most aspects of civil and commercial litigation including employment disputes, property litigation, personal injury litigation, matrimonial property and parenting disputes, domestic and commercial building litigation, general contractual disputes and debt recovery. Our senior laywers Ken Parish and Tony Crane both have more than 30 years experience across a wide range of civil and commercial litigation areas.
Our aim is to get the best possible results to ensure that you can get on with your life and conduct your business without the inconvenience and expense of a protracted court dispute. Very often discussion, negotiation and constructive engagement with formal or informal mediation processes may be the most practical and cost-effective approach. Indeed, most courts and tribunals these days actually require litigants to make good faith efforts to resolve their dispute by negotiation before resorting to the courts. We have extensive experience in assisting clients to achieve the best results through negotiation and mediation.
Occasionally, early settlement or even abandonment of your claim might be the preferable and most cost-effective solution. If your claim involves extremely difficult and doubtful legal issues or lacks adequate evidence to support it, you probably don’t want to spend large amounts of your hard earned savings in pursuing it. Similarly if the defendant has few if any assets or income. You can’t get blood out of a stone.
We guarantee in every case:
- to give frank, fearless and expert advice on all legal and practical aspects of your case;
- to work with you to find the best possible solution to your legal problems.