Litigation and dispute resolution

At MacDonald Oates we offer our clients a tailored service in relation to a full range of disputes.

Our specialist litigation teams have considerable experience and a proven track record of dealing with claims successfully at all levels, ranging from claims in the County Court and the High Court to the Court of Appeal.

We understand the pressures that disputes bring to bear on individuals and businesses. As a result we aim to resolve every matter as quickly and cost effectively as possible and where appropriate we will also offer advice on alternative dispute resolution procedures that may be considered, such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

We are able to offer advice on the various litigation funding options available including After the Event insurance to cover the risk of having to pay an opponent’s legal costs, Conditional Fee Agreements and third party funding for appropriate cases.

We offer expert guidance for our clients at every stage, from before proceedings have actually been issued to assisting clients with the assessment of costs and to the enforcement of a judgment. Whether  you are making or defending a civil dispute claim,  it is vital that you seek professional advice as soon as possible.

We can help with a variety of litigation areas including:

To speak to a member of our Dispute Resolution or Litigation teams, please contact us.

“ The Litigation team at MacDonald Oates were excellent! I had real confidence in the clear advice I was given and my case was skillfully handled throughout. ”

“ I was very pleased with the wonderful assistance as I am elderly and needed advice, and am very grateful for the help I received. ”

“ Absolutely exemplary as always! ”

“ Excellent service throughout, very patient, good information at all times, easy to communicate with – friendly. ”

” I was looking for a good legal company to look after my needs – I need look no further! “

“ I have nothing other than praise for all the help I received from Robert Sawers over the last few years, during what was a very difficult time for me. ”

“ Having Tim ‘on side’ during this traumatic episode made a real difference. He was a tremendous support but at the same time kept me focussed on the main objective, i.e. obtaining a sensible outcome. This, thankfully, we did achieve. ”

Mr & Mrs Smith