We work closely with colleagues across the firm when required, to ensure that you receive a clear direction on how to proceed. As well as our extensive litigation experience, we also advise on alternative forms of dispute resolution (ADR) such as arbitration and mediation. In many cases it can be a more cost effective approach to your dispute and is particularly advantageous where confidentiality or preserving business relations are key considerations.
In today’s business environment, commercial disputes are often multi-jurisdictional and we are experienced at dealing with disputes with an international element. Where necessary we can call upon our strong network of international legal contacts to guarantee you the best overseas representation. We work closely with our international partner firms to ensure that the output is well co-ordinated and that you have a single point of contact.
We regularly work with or on behalf of our clients’ insurers. We aim to be flexible on our fee arrangements and are willing in certain cases to offer a ‘no win no fee’ arrangement. We can also arrange litigation costs insurance.
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:
BDB is one of the few firms with experience acting as Privy Council Agents on behalf of law firms from offshore Commonwealth jurisdictions in appeals before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Our specialist team has experience representing both appellants and respondents, and we have acted in appeals involving companies and individuals.
With offices in Westminster in close proximity to the Registry, we are ideally located to handle the procedural aspects of the appeal for overseas law firms and their clients.
Our knowledge and experience of the rules and special practices governing appeals to the Privy Council enable us to progress appeals efficiently and cost-effectively and recover as much of the costs as possible.
Our strong working relationship with the Registry and close links to barristers experienced at appearing before the Board assists with the smooth running of appeals.
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
Bircham Dyson Bell is ‘a very strong, capable and commercial firm.’
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