Dispute Resolution

At Miller Sands, the Dispute Resolution Team understand that from time-to-time, a dispute may arise in the course of your private or business life which needs to be resolved quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently and without adverse impact on profitability and reputation.

Our Team comprises highly experienced lawyers Will Cowell and Virginia Lloyd who are straight talking, commercially focused and seek to find practical and tailored solutions by working with you on a one-to-one basis.

Will and Virginia strive to avoid protracted Court proceedings wherever possible, proactively uses the various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution and is happy to consider alternative funding arrangements.

Our Team undertakes a large amount of land and property related work and are able to advise both pre-action and also if proceedings have been issued. We advise on a broad range of issues and disputes including:

  • Professional negligence
  • Injunctions
  • Contentious probate and trusts
  • Consumer-related dispute
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Debt recovery including insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Public law remedies such as judicial review applications against public bodies
  • Defending regulatory prosecutions including environmental , food and planning prosecutions
  • Licensing appeal advice and representation for licence holders and taxi drivers
  • Defending Education Act 1996 / School Attendance prosecutions
  • All forms of property disputes including:
    • neighbour disputes
    • boundary disputes
    • landlord and tenant issues
    • high hedges
    • party wall issues
    • claims to force or avoid the sale of a property (i.e. an Order for Sale)
    • excessive noise disputes
    • disputes relating to the enforceability of a covenant
    • Land Registry issues
    • parking and driveway disputes (i.e. rights of way)
    • agricultural and farming land disputes

Miller Sands also offers a full range of services for landlords including:

  • drafting tenancy agreements
  • preparing and serving notices for possession
  • court action including accelerated claims for possession, rent arrears, other breaches and evictions
  • advice on rent increases
  • defending disrepair claims
  • recovery of rent arrears or damages after the tenant has left
  • advice on tenancy deposit disputes

Our Dispute Resolution Team

Will Cowell leads the Dispute Resolution team and Virginia Lloyd provides day-to-day advice and assistance. We offer a fixed fee, initial consultation meeting to provide advice on a dispute in cases when your matter is deemed suitable.  The cost is £80 plus VAT which includes consideration of relevant documents prior to or during the meeting where appropriate.  Please telephone 01223 202345 or e-mail virginia@millersands.com to discuss your problem.

“Thanking you for your excellent and personal service.”
- Mrs S. N, Milton