Disputes are an inevitable fact of life, both personally and in business.
The important thing is to ensure the effective management and resolution of these disputes.
At Vincents we offer common sense solutions and practical advice on the strategies available to you and the risks involved in your dispute. We always bear in mind the costs in litigation and we will endeavour to obtain a beneficial and cost effective settlement on your behalf without breaking the bank.
From the outset of your instructions we will discuss with you the courses of action available to you. Where you wish to do so, we shall try to negotiate settlement via the mechanisms of negotiation, mediation, adjudication and arbitration and of course represent you robustly in court where necessary and as circumstances demand.
We have experience in dealing with matters ranging from small claims to high value litigation. As well as dealing with a broad range of matters in the County and High Courts, we have experience in dealing with specialist courts - Commercial, Technology and Construction, Mercantile as well as addressing proceedings in arbitration and adjudication.
We act for both Claimant and Defendant in a wide range of dispute areas including:
• Commercial contract disputes
• Director, shareholder and partnership disputes
• Intellectual property disputes
• Professional negligence
• Land and boundary disputes
• Commercial and private landlord and tenant disputes
• Tax disputes
• Judicial Review
We have particular commercial specialism in advising clients operating rural businesses, both as to how to protect those businesses from issues of litigation and in developing strategies for growth. We are also active in advising professional sportsmen and sportswomen on the protection of their assets and branding.
We advise directors and partners on their rights and obligations in their businesses and we advise both majority and minority shareholders on remedies available to them when faced with issues of unfair prejudice, with particular regard to profit distribution and business management. We are able to advise on partnership agreements, shareholders agreements and the obligations owed under the same.
We act in a wide variety of matters concerning professional negligence involving solicitors, financial advisers, accountants and construction professionals amongst others.
We have experience in advising on a range of intellectual property disputes including issues concerning domain name use, passing off, copyright infringement and use of confidential information.
We act for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential property disputes. In addition we act for landowners in resolving disputes concerning ownership of and rights over land. We have extensive experience in matters of forfeiture and possession, trespasser eviction, restrictive covenants, adverse possession, proprietary estoppel, rights of way and boundary issues.
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