Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
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Meet the Dispute Resolution Team

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Dispute Resolution


In all disputes, our aim is to achieve your desired outcome, whether through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or court litigation. When court action becomes necessary, we get the process undertaken as quickly and commercially as possible to achieve the best results for you. When urgent action is necessary, we will endeavour to proceed at short notice.

Disputes can be a distraction and often need quick commercial advice that won't cost you a fortune. Our experienced team is ready to help you to succeed. In the Legal 500 2017, the team has been described as providing,

"fast response times, strong business acumen and clear and correct advice" and "caters to all clients' needs". "Shareholder disputes and property and insolvency litigation are regular fixutres of the practice, which handles other contentious contractual and commercial matters".  

Below are some of the areas our team specialises in.

Aviation Disputes

We have acted for a number of international airlines in relation to Charter Agreements dealing with “wet” and “dry” leases and have been involved in numerous High Court aviation litigation cases.

Business Disputes

Our Commercial Litigation Team is familiar with a whole array of business disputes, whether contractual disputes have arisen between the business and another party or if the dispute has arisen within the business between Directors who are shareholders.

Construction Contracts

Machins Solicitors LLP act for a number of construction companies and are familiar with the basic types of JCT and other regularly used building contracts.

Contractual Disputes

A commercial view should always be considered in any contractual dispute, but tactical issues are often clear and at the early stages of a dispute, serious consideration should be given as to how you wish to proceed tactically to maximise your chances of a successful outcome.

Injunctive Relief

We regularly obtain injunctions on behalf of clients and are familiar with the speed that is required and the processes involved in obtaining urgent and even out-of-hours injunctions

Insolvency Advice

We regularly act for insolvency practitioners and/or Directors in relation to corporate disputes, and regularly advise on the issues of wrongful trading, transfers at undervalues, preferences, Company Director disqualifications, misfeasance and other key issues.

Landlord & Tenant

Disputes and disagreements between commercial landloards and tenants are an unfortuntate fact of business life.

Professional Negligence

We have regularly acted in cases of professional negligence against surveyors, barristers, solicitors and accountants, and other professionals.

Property Disputes

Our specialist property litigation team act for a broad range of clients from major land owners, commercial and residential property investors, developers through to single property owners.

Technology Disputes

We have acted for a number of software companies in relation to disputes, obtained injunctions, protecting client’s intellectual property rights, and regularly advise clients on technology-based issues.