Our litigation and dispute resolution department provides advice and assistance on a wide range of personal legal issues, such as disputed wills, property disputes, court proceedings, contractual agreements, personal injury and accident claims.
Band Hatton Button can advise you about your rights and liabilities under any contractual agreement or arrangement including:
- Tenancy agreements
- Credit/loan agreements
- Timeshare agreements
- Hire purchase
- Purchase orders/contracts
- On-line commerce
We are familiar with pre-action and litigation procedures involving:
- Costs/benefit analysis from the outset and review throughout
- Negotiation and alternative dispute resolution
- Small claims
- Summary judgment and early resolution procedures
We also have wide ranging experience in the conduct of proceedings in all courts including:
- High court
- Commercial court
- Companies court
We will discuss funding options with you to find the most suitable solution to funding costs including:
- Fixed fees
- Fee limits
We aim to ensure that the chances of recovery of costs from an opponent are maximised whenever that is possible and that our clients are aware of their potential liability for their own costs and for the costs of an opponent.
We recognise that costs and funding are critical issues in every case which we do not shy away from and we shall discuss with you openly from the outset and review whenever necessary.
A will may be challenged if it is not in the proper legal form or is not properly executed.
It can also be called into question if the person who wrote it was not of sound mind, lacked knowledge and approval of the contents of the will or was put under undue influence or fraud.
The Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 enables people who fall within the categories set out in the Act to bring a claim for financial provision from the estate. There may be justifiable reasons for omitting someone from a will and it is not necessarily the case that a claim would be successful just because a person falls within the act
In every case it is important to take early advice as there are time limits for some claims and all claims can be prejudiced by delay.