Individuals can become involved in disputes for a huge number of different reasons. What connects them is that they can all be extremely upsetting and it is necessary to obtain expert legal advice at an early stage to try and resolve the issues.
Disputes about Wills and Inheritance
Disputes with other family members about the content of a wills after someone has died, can become incredibly destructive if they are not dealt with sensitively and robustly at an early stage. We have many years of expertise of assisting clients with these types of claims.
These claims can arise:
- if one child of the deceased person has been given preference to others;
- there is an indication that the person making the will may not have had capacity at the time, for example if they had dementia;
- the will has not been properly drafted or witnessed;
- someone has been left out of a will, who expected to be included in it; and
- if step children or second marriages have not been properly accounted for.
In these cases it is important to take action quickly as you only have a short period of time in which to challenge a will.
Disputes between employers and employees have to be dealt with very quickly because of the very tight timescales involved. If you have an issue with your employer or with an employee, do not hesitate to get in touch.
We can help with:
- constructive dismissal cases, where you are forced to leave because of the way your employer has behaved;
- unlawful deductions from wages;
- racial, sexual and disability discrimination cases;
- redundancy; and
- settlement agreements between employers and employees.
Bankruptcy is a complex area of law, requiring expert assistance to ensure that you receive the best advice possible. In some cases, it may be necessary to make applications to have bankruptcies overturned or annulled. If we can help with any of the following, get in touch today:
- making applications for bankruptcy;
- challenging applications for bankruptcy;
- negotiating with creditors;
- buying assets from a bankrupt person;
- protecting assets belonging to other people from bankruptcy proceedings; and
- bringing debt claims against bankrupt people.
Personal Injury Claims
Unfortunately, accidents happen and in some circumstances you may be able to bring a claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered. If you have suffered an injury which was not your fault, you may be able to bring a claim. We can help with:
- claims involving accidents in your workplace;
- proceedings against local authorities if you have been injured in a public place;
- injuries you have suffered at the hands of medical professionals; and
- serious car accidents.
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