Dispute Resolution (Litigation) for Businesses

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Dispute Resolution for Businesses

We have a strong and talented team of legal experts who can provide specialist guidance in your case irrespective of its nature or its value.

Introduction

From time to time your business may become involved in a dispute with another business or party.  We have a strong and talented team of legal experts who can provide specialist guidance in your case irrespective of its nature or its value.  We cover all areas such as:-

  • Professional Negligence (e.g. by solicitors, accountants, surveyors)
  • Breach of Contract
  • Property Dispute
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Trademarks, Copyright and Patent Matters
  • Insolvency
  • Injunctions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution including Mediation
  • Customer Disputes including Product Liability
  • Regulatory matters, such as health and safety, data protection, environmental protection, food safety and hygiene, building regulations, planning enforcement etc.

Our Approach

Our main aim is to try and resolve your case in a way that is cost effective for your business.  Court proceedings can be expensive and risky.  If possible we will try and resolve disputes by way of settlement, saving you the stress, hassle and costs of Court action.  We have an excellent track record of settling claims in a way that is favourable to you.  On the other hand if an aggressive or dynamic approach is required we can litigate your case to its highest.  If needs be we can call upon some of the country’s finest Barristers to assist.

Legal jargon and technical language is avoided, since we will talk to you in plain English and explain all matters to you in a simple and concise way.


Costs

We offer a system of fixed fee interviews, where for a reasonable price we can assess the merits of your case and advise how best to approach the matter.  We can then continue with the case on a fixed fee basis or agree to do what we can within a budget (costs cap) set by you.  To help you budget for your case further we can agree an instalment payment plan rather than insist on lump sum payments.

In certain circumstances we may be able to undertake your case on a “no win no fee” type basis known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Currently we do not offer Damages Based Agreements for this type of work.

Sometimes your matter may be covered by the terms of a before the event insurance policy that you hold, such as the legal expenses section of a car insurance policy and or a home and contents policy.  We can assess your eligibility under the policy of insurance, and often agree with the insurer to carry on with your case under the terms of your insurance policy.

We can, if the prospects of success in your claim are good and the claim is of a significant value, obtain After the Event insurance (known as ATE insurance) on your behalf.  Such insurance policies help cover the risks of your losing the case by paying the other party’s legal costs in the event that you lose the case.


Here to Help

Gemma Mayer LLB

Gemma assists with property disputes, particularly building up an expertise and knowledge in dealing with boundary disputes, disputes over right of ways and easements as well as advising landlord and tenant “evictions” and similar issues.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: gemma.mayer@maplessolicitors.com

Daven Naghen LLB

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email: daven.naghen@maplessolicitors.com


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Wills During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We appreciate that many people will be considering making a Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney now, more than ever, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. At Maples Solicitors we will work around those who are self-isolating and we will continue to follow Government guidance by keeping our distance from others. This does mean that we can now offer “Through your Window Wills”. We will take instructions for your Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney via the telephone, video calls or e-mail and we can attend at your home and arrange the signing and witnessing of the documents through your window.

 

Our costs for dealing with Wills are as follows:-

Our Simple Wills service offers a comprehensive service to ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event of your death.  

If you are married or have a partner and want to make mirror Wills our cost are £360 (inclusive of VAT).

This fee is made up of:

  • Legal fee £300
  • VAT on legal fees £60

If you want to make a single Will our costs are £210 (inclusive of VAT). 

This fee is made up of:

  • Legal fee £175
  • VAT on legal fees £35

The Simple Will Service includes: 

  • Appointment of Executors
  • Provision for your funeral wishes
  • Appointment of Guardians for minor children
  • Provision for specific legacies including money and personal items to named beneficiaries
  • Basic Inheritance Tax advice
  • Advice with regard to the distribution of your residuary estate to your intended beneficiaries
  • Draft Will with full explanation in plain English sent to you in the post
  • Answering any queries you have on the draft Will
  • Face to face meeting at our offices to sign the Will with a Solicitor or Legal Executive
  • Registration with Certainty the National Wills Register 
  • Secure lifetime storage 

This service does not include: 

  • Complex inheritance tax advice and planning
  • Assets that are situated abroad
  • Property protection advice
  • Advice with regard to disinheriting family members 

If it becomes apparent additional work will be needed we will inform you of the additional work required and confirm the additional costs.

If you would like to make a “Through your Window Will” or Lasting Powers of Attorney please telephone the office on 01775 722261 or e-mail enquiries@maplessolicitors.com.

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Testimonials

Jamie Dobbs SCILEx

"I should like to take this opportunity to express my very sincere and grateful thanks for Jamie's unfailing helpfulness and efficiency in all aspects of the handling of my late stepmother's estate. Jamie have always replied to my (many!) queries promptly and comprehensively which has been a enormous help throughout what I know can be a fraught and stressful process. Sadly, it is increasingly rare these days to experience the highs standards of service that Jamie has provided."

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs GCILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.