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We provide expert advice and solutions to all types of dispute and in the process of resolving disputes, including ‘alternative’ forms of dispute resolution or, where necessary, litigation.
No area of law has seen more wide-ranging changes in recent years than civil disputes and their resolution. The stereotype legal action lasting years and exhausting both clients and their finances is, quite rightly, a thing of the past. The Court has a duty to manage actively the progress of cases and will directly encourage early settlement.
Dispute Resolution solicitors at Kitson and Trotman adopt measures designed to avoid the need for formal litigation if a sensible conclusion to a dispute can be achieved without going to court. We have wide experience of mediation as an alternative to court action or as a useful tool at an appropriate stage in an action – to save costs by defining issues and promoting a full settlement.
If a formal action has to be presented to court, we undertake a detailed analysis of the costs, risks and potential benefits with the client. Our own costs regime is tailored to suit the individual requirements of the client and the case. Fixed fee consultations are available.
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Kitson & Trotman are very proud to support the Dorset Community Foundation. We donate any unclaimed client balances to support local good causes. Grants from the Kitson & Trotman fund are dispersed through the foundation’s Neighbourhood funding programme which addresses local issues, social problems and disadvantage due to age, illness, disability, isolation, discrimination or financial […]Browse More News >