Dispute Resolution

Anticipating, defending or being involved in a dispute can be stressful, costly and have wide-ranging implications for you and your business. Whatever the nature of your dispute – or indeed whether you want advice on how to avoid the risk of disputes – our team can guide you through the options and design an approach that is best for you and your business.

Preventing and managing commercial and individual disputes

Whether you are in dispute, anticipating a dispute, or want to avoid future disputes, our specialist dispute resolution teams can ensure that you achieve your objectives.

This is the case whether you are a large or global business, an SME, a family-run business or an individual.

In addition to our core specialist dispute resolution teams, a key feature of our client service model is that we bring together teams from across all areas of our firm in order to meet your needs and achieve the result that you need. We also work with a number of third party organisations so that – where necessary – appropriate experts and non-legal specialists can work with us to ensure you always receive the best advice and we achieve the best results for you.

This works particularly well where there are complex issues or in cases involving significant sums or significant risks.

We can also work with you to explore and advise on the best options for funding any litigation arising from disputes. We offer all clients choice regarding the fees we propose and work with clients to arrange the most appropriate option to suit their requirements.

Our team

Richard Wadkin


Head of Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7728

Mark Lumley


Commercial & IT

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7727

Lyn Dario


Head of Environmental & Regulatory

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3779

Emma Digby


Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44(0)113 831 3813

Sara Souyave


Dispute Resolution

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8944

Eleanor Stenson


Insurance Claims, Contentious Estates and Will Disputes

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8933