Southampton 02380 482 482
Winchester 01962 679 777
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Dispute resolution

Advice that is user-friendly, fairly priced and individually tailored

Legal disputes and issues which affect you personally are, by their very nature, distracting but they can also be immensely stressful, time consuming and emotionally draining. Our team of qualified and experienced dispute resolution solicitors, based in Southampton and Winchester, recognise that there is a need to navigate and resolve these matters quickly and with the minimum of fuss: we welcome the opportunity to help you to do so both successfully and efficiently.

Wherever possible, we will advise you as if we were standing in your shoes; providing not just legal comment on your situation but also our honest opinion on what we would do if we were you, in plain English. We can be involved in your case as much or as little as you would like us to be; whether you seek a one hour appointment to go through a claim you are managing for yourself, or to instruct us to have complete conduct of your case. We will match our service to your requirements and financial circumstances.

Our dispute resolution specialisms include:

  • Alternative dispute resolution (including mediation)
  • Debt recovery (charging structure attached)
  • Boundary disputes/party wall act notices
  • Contract disputes
  • Company director disputes (including disqualification)
  • Contentious trusts and probate (including inheritance disputes)
  • Personal insolvency issues (e.g. wrongful trading, preference, undervalue)

Our dispute resolution solicitors

From our many years in practice we have learned that you will want to speak to someone from the outset who has the right level of experience, who can get to grips with the issues quickly and who will advise you of your options as well as the possible costs involved in pursuing those options. Our lawyers will work with you to agree the best strategy for you to achieve an appropriate outcome in line with your objectives. Combining strength in depth of technical legal expertise with a fresh project managed approach and proportionate cost funding options, we will help you achieve your aim, whether this lies on the other side of litigation, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution, or simply in a specific piece of legal advice to set you on the right track.

Our team, which comprises expertise in a wide and varied range of specialisms, is headed by experienced partner, David Eminton. To suit your needs, we are able to field a number of lawyers to work with you in a legal team, for example, to handle larger or more complex disputes, whilst also being able to advise and assist you on a purely one to one basis, if that is what you would prefer. To find out more about our team members please click through to their individual profiles displayed in the ‘Meet the Team’ section towards the top of this page.

Southampton Contact

David Eminton
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2284
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Winchester Contact

Jason Oliver
LLP Partner

T: 01962 679 806
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Meet the Team

Peter Taylor
Managing LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2276
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Helen Brown
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2152
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Chris Holliss
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2265
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Mike Pavitt
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2275
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Cliff Morris
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2289
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Stephen Stafford
Chartered Legal Executive

T: 023 8048 2360
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Nicola Davies

T: 023 8048 2212
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Henrietta Cliff

T: 01962 677 820
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Christina Spiers
Legal Executive

T: 023 8048 2171
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Lisa White

T: 023 8048 2119
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Shaun Piesley

T: 023 8048 2142
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Christopher Parsons

T: 023 8048 2190
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Alex Cooper

T: 023 8048 2130
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Diane Godfroy

T: 023 8048 2359
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Experienced team that stands out for its expertise in debt recovery work and insolvency claims. Acts for an impressive roster of regional and national clients, and is also regularly called upon for its strengths in trust and probate cases, shareholder litigation and landlord and tenant disputes. Clients say: “They are brilliant. The care and quality that goes into the work and the analytical and critical advice translates into what a client wants”; “I was impressed with their assessment of what was needed, their speed of reaction, the quality of service and the outcome of the litigation”


Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2017

Paris Smith LLP’s impressive year included acting on a multimillion-pound family business dispute with complex pension and company partnership elements

- Legal 500 2016

Words cannot express the way I feel, I am so grateful to all of you for all your help.

- DTW – Private client feedback, March 2015

At Paris Smith LLP, practice head David Eminton ‘is an excellent litigator who understands the law’. Clive Thomson and Mike Pavitt are also recommended.

- Legal 500 2017

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