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Dispute Resolution and Litigation Solicitors for Individuals

If you find yourself involved in a dispute or litigation that doesn’t look like it’s going to resolve itself, we can help.  We will advise you on the most cost effective and common sense approach and achieve the best possible outcome.

Our aim is to settle disputes as quickly as possible using the most appropriate means, including alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation, with your best interests in mind. We are often able to go through a dispute resolution process that avoids the need for a court hearing.

For advice on dispute resolution or litigation, please contact our team.

Why trust Clifton Ingram with your dispute resolution and litigation needs?

  • One of the leading dispute resolution law firms in the Thames Valley and M3 Corridor.
  • As a firm, we are ranked in respected client guide The Legal 500 for a range of services, recognising us as some of the best solicitors in the region.
  • Decades of experience providing dispute resolution across a range of sectors in both the private and commercial sectors.
  • The expertise to provide bespoke legal advice and suggest pragmatic and practical solutions to resolve complex legal issues and entrenched disputes.
  • Strong skills in all types of dispute resolution, including negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, giving you the best chance of a positive outcome at an early stage.
  • Ready to take immediate, firm action to protect your interests when needed.
  • A service tailored to your needs.

Our Dispute Resolution and Litigation services include:

Contact our Dispute Resolution and Litigation solicitors in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham

Our proactive and down-to-earth team of highly experienced Dispute Resolution and Litigation solicitors work from offices in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham. We help clients from all over Berkshire, as well as Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

Speak to one of our team today by calling 0118 978 0099 or using the contact form at the bottom of the page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Explore our Dispute Resolution and Litigation service

Consumer claims

Consumers have a range of rights when it comes to goods and services. If you have been failed by a provider, you are generally advised to follow their complaints and dispute resolution procedure first. If the matter is not dealt with adequately, we can advise you on making a legal claim but also other routes available to you, including referrals to an Ombudsman

We will endeavour to resolve the matter by way of correspondence and negotiation. It is often the case that a formal solicitor’s letter can spur a company to address a problem promptly and offer a satisfactory settlement. If not, we can discuss further options as to how best to proceed.

Contractual disputes

Contracts govern many aspects of our lives and there is wide scope for disagreement and dispute when one party does not adhere to the agreed terms or there is a misunderstanding as to what the contract is specifying.

Our solicitors can advise you on your position and discuss the options open to you. Where you have suffered a financial loss because of a breach of contract terms, we can represent you in a legal claim, to include litigation where necessary.

We can also discuss securing an injunction to stop someone from carrying out a certain action if appropriate. We deal with a full range of contracts across all areas of law.

Landlord & tenant disputes

Disputes between landlords and tenants can be complex and damaging to both parties if not addressed promptly. We have a wealth of knowledge in the area of Property Law and regularly advise clients in respect of both residential and commercial property disputes. Commercial leases tend to be onerous and disagreements are common when one party breaches the terms or believes the clauses to be unfair. We can intervene early on your behalf to try and find an acceptable solution before a situation escalates. We advise on all aspects of commercial property disputes, including dilapidation claims.

Residential property disputes can be complex, expensive and exhausting for the parties involved. We have a wealth of experience dealing with matters relating to these issues, including residential possession proceedings and advice in matters relating to Section 8 and Section 21 Notices.

We will try to resolve a dispute wherever possible without recourse to proceedings, but if necessary we can represent you in Court or at the Land Registry Tribunal.


We always aim to deal with a dispute in the quickest and most cost-effective way possible. If your case cannot be resolved by way of correspondence and negotiation, we can represent you in mediation.

Mediation is a method of alternative dispute resolution. A neutral mediator will work with you both to explain your options and try to help you find common ground. You can agree to settle your case during mediation, but unlike court you will not have an outcome imposed on you. This means that you can be sure that any solution you reach will be one that is acceptable to you.

Medical/clinical negligence

If you have had medical treatment that fell below the standard that could reasonably be expected of a medical professional and you suffered harm or a worsening of your condition as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

This includes in cases of misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, negligence during surgery, incorrect treatment, birth injuries and errors in prescribing medication.

We understand that it may seem daunting to take on a legal case and we will ensure that you have the support that you need throughout.

Neighbour disputes

Neighbour disputes can be bitter and long running if not tackled efficiently. It is not always easy to ascertain the legal position in respect of boundaries or rights of way if plans are on a small scale and only show approximate areas.

You are strongly advised to seek legal advice as soon as possible if you have difficulties with a neighbour. Legal intervention at an early stage can prevent a relationship from deteriorating further and becoming more acrimonious.

We have helped many clients to resolve neighbour disputes satisfactorily, including injunctions where necessary, minimising the stress and unpleasantness that almost always accompanies this type of disagreement.

Personal injury

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, or not wholly your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. If another party was negligent, you may be able to make a claim against them. Examples include accidents at work, road traffic accidents and slips, trips or falls in public places such as on pavements or at supermarkets.

We have a strong track record of success in bringing personal injury claims for our clients. We can advise you of the likely amount you might receive and discuss the process of making a claim with you at the outset. We are usually able to secure an out of court settlement, meaning you would not have to attend a hearing.

Professional negligence

If you employ a professional, such as an architect, an accountant, a lawyer or a financial advisor, you are entitled to expect a reasonable standard of service. Where this standard falls below what should be provided by a professional and you suffer a loss as a result, you may be entitled to make a claim.

We can advise you of your rights and the potential outcomes you may be able to achieve, such as compensation for financial losses.

Shared or jointly owned property

When a property is shared, disputes can arise when those involved disagree over ownership or when one party wants the other to move out or to sell the property.

If you have lived in a property with someone and you were not an owner, but you made financial contributions, for example, paying towards the mortgage or for renovation work, you may be entitled to a share of the property, even if your name is not on the title deeds. This is because of the provisions of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, or TOLATA, which can allow someone to establish a beneficial interest in property, despite not being named as a legal owner.

This is a complex area of law and our property and contentious probate lawyers have a high level of expertise in dealing with TOLATA claims. We can advise you of your rights and discuss the best way of enforcing them.

Partnership disputes

When two or more individuals or entities enter into a partnership to conduct business, sometimes disputes can arise further down the line. Examples of partnership disputes include concerns over a partner’s performance in their role, conflict relating to profit distribution, or a lack of understanding as to whether assets are owned by the partnership or the individual partners.

If internal resolution is not an option, our solicitors can help to guide the partners to a compromise, with a particular focus on negotiation and mediation to avoid lengthy, expensive and risky court proceedings.

Wills, trusts and estate disputes

Our experts can assist with all manner of Wills, trusts and estate disputes, helping to find amicable solutions wherever possible. We understand that these issues often involve sensitivities around family relationships, so will be careful to tailor our approach to the outcome you need to achieve.

Our Dispute Resolution and Litigation fees

We know that you will be concerned to keep costs under control and we will make sure that you have a realistic estimate at the outset. We will review costs regularly and keep you advised throughout so that there are no nasty surprises. We can discuss with you the various methods of funding litigation where necessary.

We are able to offer some work on a fixed fee basis.

Contact our Dispute Resolution and Litigation solicitors in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham

Our team of highly experienced Dispute Resolution and Litigation solicitors work from offices in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham. We help clients from all over Berkshire, as well as Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey.

Speak to one of our dispute resolution and litigation team today by calling 0118 978 0099 or using the contact form at the bottom of the page and we will respond as soon as possible.

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