Dispute Resolution

We take a sensible, efficient and commercial approach because we understand that individuals and businesses need pragmatic and realistic solutions to their issues. As every client has different aims and objectives, from the very first meeting we explore what each client wants to achieve, build a rapport and then work closely with the client to develop a strategy that enables them to achieve their goal.

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Wherever possible, we try to resolve disputes quickly, using a range of techniques including mediation. However, we do so in a way that demonstrates the strengths of the client’s position. We aim to reach a negotiated commercial settlement if possible but, if not, we will guide the client through the other options available including litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Our goal is to try to secure the best outcome for each client by putting forward their views succinctly and without incurring unnecessary expense. We support each client throughout and guide each client through the dispute process, help them assess risk and what options are available and explain the court processes, timetabling and procedures should that become necessary.

We regularly conduct Litigation in the Royal Courts of Justice Queen’s Bench and in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (formerly the High Court Chancery Division), the Appeal Courts, County Court, The First Tier Property Tribunal, The Crown Court and Magistrates Courts as well as specialist Tribunals such as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and at various Adjudication Tribunals of Regulators. We are also familiar with many different types of Arbitration proceses and Adjudication.

We advise both Claimant and Defendant Individuals, Entrepreneurs, national and international Companies, LLPs, Professional Partnerships, Financial Institutions and Funds as well as Rights and Brand Owners.

Our team’s experience extends across various sectors including Company, Media & Entertainment, Technology, Retail & Fashion, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, Hospitality & Leisure, and Sport.

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Acting for the houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various ongoing disputes against Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company

The dispute resolution team, led by Amanda Burge, are acting for 60 houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various inter-linked and ongoing disputes with Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company (the moorings operator) and the Port of London Authority. One issue …

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Recommendations

The team is ‘very well organised and attentive to client needs; and the team provides good advice on the strength of legal positions’.

Legal 500 2019

Hamlins LLP’s “overall level of service delights clients”.

Legal 500 2017 - Commercial litigation

Amanda is recognised for her expertise in commercial litigation in Legal 500 2017 where she is described as “a top-class litigator who is unfailingly calm and has a can-do attitude”.

Legal 500 2017 - Amanda Burge

Amanda was described as “extremely hard working” in Legal 500 2015.

Legal 500 2015

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