Trustees are likely to disagree at some point, and if left unresolved these disagreements can lead to a breakdown in effective governance and management of the charity.
Charities can also find themselves in dispute with others, whether that be contractors, funders, or service users. Sometimes, a charity may find itself in dispute with the Charity Commission or other government agencies.
We understand that litigation can be a stressful, costly and time consuming area, which is why litigation is a last resort. We work with you to provide swift, reliable advice with the aim of resolving a dispute quickly and effectively, using negotiation and mediation if appropriate – but always being ready to enforce or defend rights through the court if need be.
We always seek to guide our clients on the most appropriate options available when facing a dispute. Our experienced team covers all levels of court work right up to the Supreme Court, and are skilled at dealing with disputes in other dispute resolution forums such as the property tribunals, arbitration and mediation.
In addition we uniquely offer advice in the high-end residential property market and in leasehold enfranchisement disputes, particularly in prime central London. We are also strong in the field of compulsory purchase, whether acting for acquiring authorities or landowners.
Working with a wide range of clients we help them to protect and develop their property interests.
The team’s expertise covers a range of real estate disputes relating to commercial, residential and mixed-use properties including:
We also deal with all types of landlord and tenant disputes including:
A good, integrated team who are all aware of other litigation going on.
Chambers & Partners UK 2017
'Excellent support and good advice throughout all contacts.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2018
Bircham Dyson Bell’s team has ‘a clear and practical approach to resolving disputes, paying close attention to the relevant principles while always looking for realistic solutions.’
Legal 500 UK 2017
It has ‘a great client base and has been involved in a number of high-profile disputes.’
Legal 500 UK 2017