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We have a well established and experienced litigation team at Wills Chandler Solicitors who are on hand to provide tailored legal advice to help resolve your disputes. Our objective is to provide you with the most cost effective and time efficient resolution to your dispute or issue whilst fully preserving your rights and interests.

Our Solicitors only provide advice and assistance that they would be happy to receive themselves. Upon instructing our firm, our solicitors will advise you on the strengths/weaknesses and the financial implications of the options available to you to resolve your dispute. You will be provided with clear advice on the procedures that we recommend you follow and the options we consider would achieve a favourable outcome.

We can have as much or as little involvement in your case as you choose; some of our clients prefer to undertake a lot of the work themselves and see our team as a reference point whilst other clients prefer our team to manage and have full conduct of their case. We would rather be involved as early as possible in a dispute and therefore our solicitors would be very happy to chat with you the moment you have concerns.

It is always our solicitors’ intention to try and resolve a dispute by using methods that are regularly referred to as “Alternative Dispute Resolution” such as negotiations, round table meetings, arbitration or mediation. We only issue court proceedings as a last resort. That said if the other party is being unreasonable our experienced solicitors will commence proceedings on your behalf and or vigorously defend a claim that has been made against you.


No case is too small or too big; we manage matters as small as parking fines right through to complicated high value cases in the High Court in London. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Debt Recovery/Enforcement
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Bankruptcy
  • Neighbour/boundary disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Contentious Probate/Inheritance disputes/disputed Wills
  • Consumer disputes
  • Professional negligence

Comments from our litigation solicitors:

No case is the same and each client should expect to be treated in a manner that suits their needs. Our firm does not rely on templates, we prefer to get to know our clients and provide them with a tailored service that is cost efficient and suited to their needs. Our practice is built around years of feedback from past clients that they want a Solicitor to provide clear expert advice that they can trust and from someone that is approachable.

Margaret Dodson – Director for Wills Chandler

Professional Negligence Disputes

We recently obtained a successful outcome for a client who was awarded substantial damages plus costs and interest against his former Accountant.

The client company had relied heavily on an accountant to prepare and submit tax returns in accordance with a rolling retainer agreement. The accountant repeatedly assured our client that he was undertaking the work as he was contracted to do. Unfortunately, it later transpired that the Accountant had not undertaken the work of a competent accountant; he had failed to submit accounts on time or at all and as a result our client had received heavy penalties from HM Revenue and Customs. After the Accountant failed to respond to both a preliminary notice of proceedings and a letter before claim that were both sent in accordance with the pre-action protocol for negligence, we issued proceedings on behalf of our client for damages.

Our client successfully recovered from the Defendant all the sums that he had lost as a result of missing work, paying fines to the HM Revenue and Customs, Court fees, all his legal fees and interest at the rate of 8% from the date of judgment.

Our client had the following comments:-

“Throughout a very lengthy case in which my former accountant refused to communicate in any way, Wills Chandler kept me informed at every stage of the process and provided professional advice and guidance all the way to the final positive outcome.”

Recent work undertaken:

  • Assisted a client obtain a favourable settlement on the grounds he had the benefit of an Agricultural Tenancy
  • Assisted an individual secure a judgment against an accountant who had acted negligently and had failed to undertake the work agreed
  • Draft shareholder agreements
  • Chaired a roundtable meeting regarding a construction dispute, which resulted in both parties reaching a settlement as to what additional work needed to be undertaken

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What our clients say…

Anonymous said…

Thank you, and again many thanks to you, Margaret and all the team that worked so hard on my behalf to finally bring Mr x to account

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