Legal consultancy

 

We provide high quality, client focussed and flexible legal consultancy services tailored to your needs.

Whether you are a business needing an “in-house” lawyer for a specific dispute or portfolio of disputes; or an individual looking to instruct us as your main or sole adviser, we discuss with you how best to engage us to ensure you get the best value for money. Our pricing is based on fixed fees and competitive day and half day rates.

Legal advice with a difference

We take a creative approach to managing differences and resolving disputes. We focus on resolution rather than litigation. We start by asking you what you want to achieve. Our objective is to find a way of getting you the outcome you need. Our approach saves you valuable time, costs and energy. All of which are better utilised to fund your business, win work and live well.

Your trusted adviser

Client care and attention is the foundation of our business. We know disputes can be difficult and stressful. We provide support which goes well beyond the technical aspects of the case. We take the time to understand your business and provide perspective without compromising on what is really important to you.

Going the distance

Finding solutions to differences and disputes takes commitment and determination. That holds true whether the process is negotiation, mediation or litigation. We always go the distance to get results.

Our track record

We have over 12 years of experience investigating and negotiating resolutions in a broad range of disputes, gained in two of the UK’s most successful premium law firms. We have acted for clients to investigate, negotiate or resolve at mediation, claims ranging from tens of thousands to multimillion pound claims, in the practice areas listed below.

“Rachael is very skilled at grasping the detail of any commercial case and communicating this in plain English. She is direct and tells you how it is and is extremely patient and organised in her approach in dealing with diverse issues. Her approach makes disputes seem easy.”

Kevin Morton, Senior Relationship Manager

Negligence and professional negligence
      • Complex high value claims against professionals and companies across a broad range of industries including legal, accountancy, tax, property valuation, construction and waste management.
      • Accredited Specialist in Professional Negligence Law by the Law Society of Scotland.
Shareholder, boardroom and partnership disputes
  • Directors, shareholders and partners needing to manage the breakdown of their commercial relationships
  • SMEs, family businesses, law firms and GP practices
  • Negotiation of exit agreements, a recent example being the negotiation of a director shareholder’s exit from a £10 million turnover SME
Director disqualification
  • We have over 7 years of experience advising The Insolvency Service in director disqualification actions and to conduct investigations to recommend whether directors should be pursued for disqualification
  • We represent directors being investigated for disqualification
  • We negotiate disqualification undertakings as an alternative to being served with court papers for disqualification
  • We devise strategies for obtaining leave to continue to act as a director
Director liability
  • Breach of duties, misfeasance, negligent and fraudulent misrepresentations and fraud/dishonesty
  • Experienced in acting for and against directors in professional liability claims
  • Recently investigated and negotiated the resolution of a six figure claim against two directors personally for causing a company to act unlawfully
Telecommunications
  • Interpretation and implementation of code rights under the new Electronic Communications Code and the old Telecommunications Code
  • Experience from acting for a major mobile phone operator for 6 years in disputes and negotiations with landowners under the old Telecommunications Code
Property and land
  • Building defects, access disputes, neighbour disputes, lease disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, dilapidations and boundary disputes
  • Act for property owners, developers, landowners, landlords and tenants
  • Represent clients in Lands Tribunal applications, mediation and arbitration
Insolvency disputes
  • Claims by and against insolvency practitioners, lenders and company directors
  • Claims against directors, guarantors and third parties
  • Insolvent liquidations, administrations, MVLs and CVAs

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