Civil Litigation

All businesses at some stage become involved in contract disputes. They usually involve a supplier or a customer. They are often time consuming. If they involve instructing a solicitor they can be very expensive. The public access scheme offers a chance to save money. Most businesses with a legal department or a good company secretary can do the leg work themselves – writing letters, filing documents at court, collecting evidence and so on. We offer through the public access scheme the opportunity to instruct a barrister with expertise in contract law and specialising in litigation to assist at key stages of the process. That includes giving advice as to the best way to bring the dispute to a successful conclusion, drafting documents for the court, attending settlement meetings and presenting the case in court if it goes that far.

 

An individual involved in litigation against a company can find it a daunting experience. The traditional approach of instructing both a solicitor and counsel might be prohibitively expensive. It can lead to a duplication of effort if he or she is confident dealing with day to day correspondence. Through the public access scheme, a barrister can give advice on the merits of the individual’s case and how to move it forward, prepare legal documents, and represent an individual in court, without having to instruct a solicitor.

 

  • Sale of goods

  • Supply of services

  • Professional negligence

  • Consumer protection

  • Consumer and commercial credit

  • Construction disputes

  • Guarantees, indemnities and third parties

  • Factoring agreements

  • Rectification

  • Injunctions and injunctive relief

  • Boundary disputes

  • Debt recovery actions

  • Unfair contract terms

 

COMPANY AND PARTNERSHIP LAW

The law of companies and partnerships is not straightforward. Disputes can arise about different parties’ entitlement to profits / losses. Access to expert advice can often save significant sums later on. Through the public access scheme you can obtain advice directly from experienced practitioners with significant experience of company and partnership law. Sometimes disputes can be resolved through mediation: we have a number of trained and accredited mediators who will assist to resolve these problems when they arise.

 

CORONERS COURTS

4 King’s Bench Walk Chambers has a long history of acting in fatal accident and negligence cases. Part of that work inevitably involves appearing in Coroner’s Courts. Inquests can be emotionally charged and sensitive hearings. The opportunity of instructing experienced Counsel to appear for an interested party without the additional cost of retaining a solicitor is something our client’s welcome.

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