We act for people or companies who are being sued because of something that they have written or who may be sued for something that they are about to write. Most cases involve defamation or privacy.
We can represent you at any stage of a court case. Sometimes, we are brought in just as the case is about to go to trial, in which case we will fight it to the end. Generally, the sooner we are brought in the better.
Urgent court applications to prevent publication are a common feature of our work. Because we are solicitors and advocates we can move quickly, without the need to consult a barrister. Outside office hours you will be directed to mobile telephone numbers to enable you to contact a lawyer.
If you have received a letter threatening legal action, it is preferable to obtain legal advice before sending any response. The right decisions need to be made at the outset. A strong letter in response from us will carry greater conviction and is more likely to deter the claimant from carrying the threat through. Alternatively, if the right choice is to settle, it is better to do so before legal action is commenced and with the benefit of our advice.
As solicitors and advocates we can cover all aspects of the case. Clients receive the personal service associated with a “boutique” practice, with the expertise, experience and capacity associated with larger practices.