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Dispute Resolution

We are experts at resolving disputes whether by negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. We empower you to control the dispute rather than let it control you: results come faster, better, cheaper.

Specialist in dispute resolution

We empower you to control the dispute rather than let it control you: results come faster, better, cheaper.

We are experts at resolving disputes whether by negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Working with us, and with our early case evaluation, you will know how likely you are to succeed, the anticipated costs and timescale, as well as the best and worst case scenarios.

We achieve success by having a 3-fold approach to the management of any dispute which involves Feasibility, Risk Specific Investigation and Delivery Stages. Our focus on earliest realistic closure is achieved and managed by financial modelling. This enables any client (claimant or respondent) to ask and answer 3 Key Questions at reasonable intervals during any dispute, namely “How Much”, “When” & “How”.

You will benefit from our insightful and commercial recommendations as regards strategy. Together we will agree our game plan, running alongside you every step of the way to manage your dispute – ensuring you always retain control.

"A first-class and extremely competent firm that came to the aid of a major victims' group when all else had failed to expose the truth and when justice had eluded the group for many years. Having failed to find legal support for so long, Freeths took the victims on board and helped to deliver outstanding success with judgments that have changed so many lives." 

Alan Bates

Dispute resolution expertise

  • Early case evaluation – an immediate view on prospects, costs and strategy
  • Insight at an early stage – deploying dispute strategy, you will benefit from our commercially relevant advice on options, enabling you to make fully informed investment decisions on your case
  • We achieve winning outcomes – working with you to map out the “win” scenarios for your business, and agreeing with you an action plan to achieve your objectives
  • We focus on efficiency, closure and cost effective solutions, rather than allowing process to accumulate unnecessary cost. We achieve this by deploying sophisticated project management techniques
  • As your trusted legal advisors, we will be with you every step of the way, managing your dispute and reporting to you in a way that works for your business
  • Our clients consistently return to us for support on their most complex and “high stakes” disputes
  • Technology dispute resolution expertise >
  • Group actions & complex litigation (Post Office Horizon scandal – lessons learned) >
  • Insurance disputes expertise >

Key contact

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James Hartley

Partner & National Head of Dispute Resolution

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Our Dispute Resolution team were awarded Litigation Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020!

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Our accreditations

We are celebrating another year of accreditations and rankings.

How we can help you

With key account clients with whom we have built trust-based relationships, we manage our cases through exception reporting – focussing on reporting in figures not words.

We use financial cost plans, and financial predicted outcomes so that client decisions are made at all times on the expected ROI, underpinned by CBA information. These factors, coupled with our natural price arbitrage when compared to other “National & International” law firms, means that we consistently deliver the results our clients deserve cheaper than others in the market.

Should you want your case funded, we have long and trusted relationships with litigation funders. However, we put our money where our mouth is and where appropriate we will share some or all of your costs risk.

Who we work with

Our clients that we are proud to work with

Testimonials

  • Thank you for your efforts this week. In a world where law firms experience bad press and excellent customer service is rare, it is refreshing to s...

    Client testimonial, Managing Director/Owner

    Winston Joinery Group

  • I always felt they were strong on the detail and complexity.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • Freeths have handled every aspect of my legal battles with great care and guided me in the right direction.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • Freeths has a very wide range and depth of expertise, meaning they are able to handle anything we require of them.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • The firm shows a good grasp of the details and provides good communications on complex matters.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • The team are very effective and client-oriented. The lawyers provide good commercial advice and are realistic about the risks faced in litigation b...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • They quickly understand business issues and their advice is incisive. The resolutions they put forward are always in reference to what is commercia...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • The team is extremely responsive and provides practical and pragmatic commercial advice.

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • They quickly understand business issues and their advice is incisive. The resolutions they put forward are always in reference to what is commercia...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • The team were superb and always very informative of their views and reasons for how they approached each complex stage or obstacle.

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

Meet the team

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Philippa Dempster

Senior Partner & London Office Managing Partner

Richard Beverley's Profile

Richard Beverley

Birmingham Office Managing Partner

Sarah Foster's Profile

Sarah Foster

Oxford Office Managing Partner & Joint Head of Private Client Services

Richard Coates's Profile

Richard Coates

Partner & Head of Automotive

James Hartley's Profile

James Hartley

Partner & National Head of Dispute Resolution

Mark Keeley's Profile

Mark Keeley

Partner & Joint Head of Private Client Services

Paul Tomkins's Profile

Paul Tomkins

Partner & Head of Real Estate Litigation

Victoria Jones's Profile

Victoria Jones

Managing Associate, Knowledge Management Lawyer

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