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 team 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 team will draw on their considerable experience of conducting cases in the Scottish courts to protect your interests.
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
- Residential or commercial property disputes, including disputes with neighbours, contractors and between landlord and tenant
- Disputes arising from Wills, executry and other contentious probate matters
- The recovery of debt, both personal or business
- Allegations of professional negligence
- Employment problems
Our dispute resolution and litigation team 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 team has experience of both pursuing and defending cases in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts across Scotland. Based in Edinburgh, we are well placed to instruct Advocates to appear on your behalf, 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.
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