Danson Park, Bexleyheath

Danson Park, Bexleyheath


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Litigation Solicitors serving Sidcup, Bexley and Kent

Even the most cautious of people can find themselves involved in an unpleasant dispute at some point in their life. Whether it be an issue at work, disagreements over a will, or a dispute with your neighbour, when legal issues arise, it’s essential to consult a specialist litigation solicitor to help you explore your options, negotiate a resolution, and take legal action if necessary.

At Woolsey Morris & Kennedy, we provide clear, practical advice to clients whether they be bringing or defending a claim. We understand that litigation can quickly become expensive, particularly if the dispute drags on for a long time so our primary goal is to help you achieve the best outcome possible for competitive prices, within a reasonable timeframe.

As experts in negotiation, we have a successful track record of helping clients resolve their matters without having to resort to court, saving time, costs, and stress. However, where Alternative Dispute Resolution isn’t possible, we will robustly represent you during any court proceedings.

For advice from our litigation solicitors, feel free to contact us at our offices in Sidcup, Kent or complete the enquiry form at the top of the page for a quick response.

Our litigation solicitors’ expertise

Our dispute resolution expertise includes:

Settlement agreements

If you’re having issues with your employer, they may ask you to sign a settlement agreement. This is a legally binding document which usually legally ends your employment and waives your right to take the case to an Employment Tribunal in return for compensation and other benefits.

For a settlement agreement to be considered valid in court, you need to obtain independent legal advice. As such, your employer is likely to agree to pay some or all of your legal fees.

So, if you’re facing issues involving employment, such as pay, redundancy, unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, discrimination, harassment, bullying, disciplinary proceedings, and worker status, get in touch today for expert advice on settlement agreements.

Personal injury

We understand how frustrating sustaining an injury due to the fault of someone else can be. Whether it occurs at work, during a sporting event, or as a result of a road traffic accident, where your injuries were caused by the action or inaction of another person, you may be entitled to claim for personal injury compensation.

Depending on the severity and extent of the harm caused, be it physical or psychological, you could receive substantial compensation for things like pain and suffering, loss of income and income capacity, care, home help, rehabilitation, therapy, and the costs of travelling to and from appointments.

We have years of experience handling thousands of compensation claims on behalf of clients and we’ll battle vigorously to help you achieve justice and get everything to which you are entitled.

Debt recovery

Whether you’re owed money or you’re being pursued for a debt you dispute or are struggling to pay, we can help.

Our specialist debt recovery services include:

  • Writing to a person or organisation which owes you money
  • Settlement negotiations and drafting repayment contracts
  • Money claims
  • Charging Order proceedings
  • Serving Statutory Demands
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Proving in your debt with an insolvent or bankrupt business or individual
  • Engaging in Individual Voluntary Arrangement proceedings
  • Enforcing money judgments in the County Court and High Court

Contractual disputes

Contracts are essential for formally setting out the relationship between two parties, whether it be two businesses, a consumer and a retailer, or two individuals, giving both parties the right to seek legal recourse if the contract is breached. However, contractual disputes are still no less frustrating than any other disagreement.

If you are looking to enforce a contract or claim compensation for breach of contract, we can provide clear practical advice on the process. Wherever possible, we will aim to help you resolve and settle the matter via Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as mediation to save time and costs. However, where necessary, we can provide skilled representation in court.

Professional negligence

When you consult a professional, be it a lawyer, accountant, surveyor, independent financial advisor, or architect, and pay good money for their services, you are reasonably entitled expect a high standard of advice.

If you’ve suffered loss, such as financial loss, damage to property, loss of earnings, or loss of quality of life, due to the poor advice of a professional, we can help you make a professional negligence compensation claim.

Disputed Wills and contentious probate     

When dealing with the loss of a loved one, the last thing anyone wants is to become embroiled in a legal dispute. Unfortunately, when families are grieving, tensions often run high, sometimes leading to lengthy and distressing legal proceedings over inheritance.

We understand how deeply upsetting disputed Will matters can be. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders by helping you negotiate a harmonious solution or handling your legal claim on your behalf. Our expertise includes:

  • Challenging the validity or interpretation of a Will
  • Challenges actions or inactions of the Executors or Administrators of an estate
  • Making claims for financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in the event you’ve been left out of a loved one’s Will
  • Defending challenges as an Executor or Administrator of an estate

Property disputes

We have extensive experience of the wide-ranging issues you can encounter as a property owner or tenant, including:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Construction and poor workmanship claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Noise nuisance
  • Service charge disputes
  • Land Registry issues
  • Leasehold disputes

Although property law can be complicated and confusing, we’ll be by your side the entire time, explaining the law in clear, understandable English and making sure you’re able to make an informed decision about the best way to proceed.

Insurance claims

We can provide advice to policyholders in relation to all kinds of insurance disputes to help you receive the pay-out to which you are entitled.

Our team can advise a wide range of insurance, including car insurance, pet insurance, buildings insurance, travel insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and mortgage protection insurance.

Why choose our litigation lawyers at Woolsey Morris & Kennedy?

We’ve been a fixture in our local community of Sidcup, Kent for over 60 years. Our approach to litigation is client-centred; we’ll always keep your best interests at heart and will use the entire breadth of our legal knowledge and experience to get you the best outcome available in the circumstances.

Where possible, we encourage cooperative negotiation between parties to a dispute using methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, before leaping into court proceedings. However, we’ll never advise you to settle for less than you deserve simply because it’s the “easier” option. Engaging in pre-action discussions is always the best way to proceed, but if necessary, we will rigorously represent your position in court.

Our devoted attitude to client care has earned our firm recognition by the Law Society in the Lexcel legal practice quality mark accreditation.

Our team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) for our excellent reputation in Wills, trusts and probate matters including Will challenges and contentious probate.

We’re also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) for leading the way in high quality advice and representation in all personal injury matters.

We are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Contact our litigation solicitors serving Sidcup, Bexley, Kent

For advice from our litigation solicitors, feel free to contact us at our offices in Sidcup, Kent or complete the enquiry form at the top of the page for a quick response.