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Latest Dispute resolution articles

  • Prescriptive claims on land – filling the missing piece of a title

    Prescriptive claims on land – filling the missing piece of a title

    There is nothing more frustrating to a client than to hear that they do not have title to all they believe they should. A difficult conversation is to be had to explain that while they may have used the land for as long as they can remember, they don’t in fact own it and fixing the issue could cost thousands with potentially no certainty that they will reach the outcome they desire.

  • What happens when you fall out with your builder, but don't have a contract?

    What happens when you fall out with your builder, but don't have a contract?

    One of the most common types of legal dispute that can arise is where people engage a builder directly to build them a house. The complexities, costs and potential for things to go badly wrong mean that it’s fertile ground for disputes.  The conversation often starts a little like this: "I have fallen out with my builder but I don’t have a contract."

  • What will happen to Prince Phillip's Estate?

    What will happen to Prince Phillip's Estate?

    Whilst it is expected that Prince Phillip made a Will during his lifetime, it is unlikely to be made public. There are, however, certain expectations as to how the estate will be distributed as the Royal Family are, in many ways, like other families in the UK with many of the same considerations with regard to their estate.