Disputes & Claims

Our Litigation Services

Disputes appear in many areas of life. They can relate to your family, home, workplace, or professional services. We can help with both civil disputes, such as a boundary issue with a neighbour, and commercial disputes, such as a breach of contract.

Our team aim to resolve these disputes as efficiently and amicably as possible outside of Court. If Court proceedings prove necessary, our skilled litigators will represent you with confidence. With our support, litigation does not need to be a daunting experience.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mediation can be alternatives to Court proceedings.

Quicker than litigation and often cheaper than a full Court trial, ADR is a way of resolving a dispute amicably and efficiently outside of the Court system. ADR and in particular mediation help maintain personal and professional relationships. This is because the process includes both parties and deals with the most important issues.

At Burt Brill & Cardens we are able to help with mediation by:

  • Providing a qualified mediator to assist in your dispute
  • Arranging a venue for the mediation to take place
  • Preparing the Mediation Agreement & Model Procedure
  • Sharing full details of charges and our fixed price option

Dispute resolution through mediation can ensure a continuing commercial relationship, which would not be likely if the dispute went to Court. It can also preserve privacy.

It’s important to point out that dispute resolution mediation can run alongside the litigation process. Mediation takes place without prejudice to litigation while the Court action is ‘on hold,’ allowing the parties to explore a settlement in a private, confidential and neutral environment.

Costs of Litigation

We are mindful that legal costs are an added consideration for our clients. Once we have helped you identify your case objective and the likely timescale, we will provide you with a clear cost breakdown for each stage. Fixed fees are also an option when workable.

Alex Williams

Alex works in professional negligence, contentious probate, and court of protection litigation. He also has a particular specialism in negligence claims in the financial services sector, including cases against financial advisers and pension providers relating to negligent mis-selling and mismanagement of both pensions and investments.

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Burt Brill and Cardens are a firm that have served our family for many many years. They are approachable professional and thorough. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody.

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Our Litigation Services

Civil Disputes

Civil disputes can arise in many different areas and be very stressful. They can include boundary disputes with a neighbour, non-payment of debts and bankruptcy as well as professional negligence claims. At Burt Brill & Cardens we have the experience to negotiate on your behalf and get the result you… Learn More

Commercial Disputes

Unfortunately business disputes are a part of commercial life. However, with an experienced commercial litigation solicitor these disputes can be effectively resolved without having a negative impact on your company. At Burt Brill & Cardens, we have many years’ experience and a proven track record of resolving business disputes without… Learn More

Landlord & Tenant Disputes

At Burt Brill and Cardens we are experienced in dealing with a range of landlord and tenant disputes. We can use our knowledge to provide expert advice and no-nonsense guidance. We always aim to settle claims quickly – keeping legal costs down and preserving where possible the remaining relationship between… Learn More

Dilapidation Claims

Dilapidations relate to the disrepair or damage of a property during a lease, or when the lease ends. Tenants have an obligation to keep the property in good repair. If a Tenant fails in this regard, the Landlord can ask the Tenant to rectify the damage or recover the cost… Learn More

Shareholder Disputes

Burt Brill & Cardens is home to a highly experienced team of corporate dispute solicitors. We work hard to resolve shareholder, director and business partner disputes as quickly as possible, minimising damage to your business and keeping costs down. Whatever the nature of the dispute, our aim is to protect… Learn More

About Burt Brill & Cardens

Trusted Sussex solicitors for over 125 years

Our team includes specialists in a number of legal areas, providing you with the expertise you need when you need it most. Whatever your legal issue, we will take the time to understand your situation and tailor our service to meet your needs.

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