Dispute Resolution Solicitors in London - Boodle Hatfield

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Dispute Resolution

Clients rarely choose to get involved in disputes, but inevitably sometimes things go wrong and it is essential to find a solution quickly and effectively. We have the breadth and depth of experience and expertise to resolve your problems, whether domestic or international.

Our highly experienced disputes lawyers have an absolute focus on resolving disputes and mitigating risk in the best way for each of our clients.

By getting to the heart of matters as quickly as possible and understanding our clients’ objectives, we are able to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our clients range from international businesses, property companies, trustees and fiduciaries to high net worth individuals and family offices.

We advise clients on all manner of problems including:

  • Business disputes
  • Property litigation, including enfranchisement claims and construction disputes
  • Tax, trusts and contentious trust and probate disputes
  • Arts litigation
  • Divorce and children issues
  • Financial disputes

We seek to resolve disputes in the best way possible, always with an eye to mitigating risk and resolving the issues using the most appropriate route, whether through:

  • Alternative dispute resolution – Often alternatives such as mediation or alternative dispute resolution lend themselves to more timely and cost-effective solutions than litigation and we propose these options where appropriate
  • Using the courts – We have extensive experience using the courts at all levels – County, High, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court – to advance our clients’ aims and have been involved in resolving a number of high profile, multi-jurisdictional disputes
  • Arbitration – We are seeing an increase in the use of arbitration in commercial disputes and have experience of cases being determined by arbitration and parties using the arbitration process to reach settlement
  • Preventative steps – By highlighting the preventative steps clients can take at an early stage we can help our clients avoid potentially time-consuming litigation in the future.

Innovative Funding

We are always willing to consider alternative methods of charging, for example capped fees for distinct parcels of work. We embrace discounted conditional fee agreements and third party funding where appropriate and have experience of running cases very successfully on this basis.


Much of our work is international and we are highly skilled at co-ordinating litigation across several countries at a time. We are a member of TAGLaw, an international legal alliance with members in most jurisdictions around the world.

We also have strong relationships with other leading firms around the world who have expertise in specialist areas. We can select the right overseas lawyer for each separate situation whom we are confident will provide the quality of legal advice, cultural understanding and client service that our clients expect from us.


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