When you’re in a dispute with another party, it’s vital for it to be managed so that it doesn’t escalate into a situation which will ultimately damage your personal or business interests.
Taking a practical, objective approach that maintains your position and works towards securing the best possible outcome can be difficult without expert support and guidance.
Our dispute resolution and litigation group are dedicated to providing practical, strategic advice and assistance, and we always fight our client’s corner to get the best possible result. We aim to avoid unnecessary court action and use all dispute resolution methods at our disposal, whether in terms of negotiation, mediation or arbitration. If formal legal proceedings are unavoidable, you can rest assured that our specialist dispute resolution group will draw on their considerable experience of conducting cases in the Scottish courts to protect your interests.
Our dispute resolution expertise
We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients, meaning we are ready to assist with the resolution of a dispute as soon as it arises. Situations we commonly help our clients to pursue or defend include:
Disputes relating to land, land ownership or land usage
The recovery of debt, both personal or business
Allegations of professional negligence
Agricultural and Rural Land Disputes
Our dispute resolution group works closely with our specialist rural property team to resolve a wide range of disputes which can affect land holdings in rural areas. In addition to general expertise in property litigation, our dispute resolution group is able to provide the specialist support require to resolve agricultural, tenancy and crofting disputes.
Residential and Commercial Property Disputes
Property, whether a family home or business premises, is very important to those who own or rent it. So, when a dispute arises – with a landlord or contractor, for example – that could have a significant impact on the use or enjoyment of the property, it is essential that the issues between the parties are dealt with quickly and effectively. We have many years of experience and the legal expertise to achieve the best possible outcome in resolving all aspects of property disputes.
Unfortunately, disputes can arise between family members when winding up a loved one’s estate. Disagreements may occur over the identification and value of assets, and how such assets should be dealt with. Our executry solicitors understand the importance of achieving a mutually acceptable agreement and protecting the relationships of the individuals involved. We provide expert legal advice and sensitive support for all contentious executry matters.
How will our dispute resolution lawyers help you?
Our dispute resolution and litigation group will help you to assess the dispute, offering objective and practical advice about the available avenues and best course for bringing the matter to a close. We will work with you to achieve the outcome you want in the most efficient, cost-effective and least stressful way possible.
Usually, the first attempt at resolving a dispute involves negotiation in order to reach an out of court settlement. When carried out by experts, negotiations can avoid stressful, costly court action. If you find yourself in a dispute, we will advise on whether an out of court settlement is something to be considered, the appropriate level of settlement and at what stage we should commence negotiations. Mediation offers an alternative approach, whereby resolution of a dispute is facilitated by a trained mediator to achieve an outcome which is satisfactory for everyone.
If the dispute cannot be resolved without court action being raised or defended, our group has experience of both pursuing and defending cases in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts across Scotland, as well as conducting litigation in both the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Scottish Land Court. Based in Edinburgh, we are well placed to instruct Advocates to appear on your behalf, where appropriate, or we can represent you ourselves in the Sheriff Court. We also have contacts across Scotland and can instruct local Solicitors to appear on your behalf, if that is appropriate.
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Lawyers, Edinburgh
At Murray Beith Murray, we’re more than just lawyers - we’re trusted advisors. We’re dedicated to helping our clients solve problems and resolve disputes to reach the best possible outcome. Our approach to client service is friendly and responsive, and we operate with the highest standards of integrity and professional expertise. For more information, please contact us today using the contact form or call 0131 225 1200.