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Partner, Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Any individual or business can find themselves involved in disputes whether they are customers, suppliers, advisers or with colleagues/staff within an organisation. Dealing with those disputes can tie up valuable management time, damage reputation and commercial relationships as well as involving significant financial outlay.
Bell and Buxton’s key focus is to seek to resolve client disputes as quickly and as commercially as possible. We are recommended in The Legal 500  for our expertise in this field. Our team, led by Partner Emma Digby, are described as having an ‘in-depth knowledge of the local market’ and for being ‘extremely understanding and reassuring, giving clients confidence in its ability to fight their corner’.
We work with our clients to quickly understand the issues involved in the dispute and to assist you in devising a strategy that will meet your commercial objectives, as well as being both realistic and cost effective.
We offer a clear and transparent approach on costs, as well as a range of funding options. Our approach will not be limited simply to progressing the matter via the Court, quite the contrary. Our commercial litigation lawyers provide assistance by way of direct negotiations between the parties, mediation, arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Given the time and financial commitment involved in Court action, we very much see it as an option of last resort. However, if Court proceedings are unavoidable, our skilled litigators always handle court cases with the diligence and robustness they deserve.
In addition to dealing with disputes which have already arisen, we are also firmly committed to the premise that “prevention is better than cure”. As a result, we always provide our clients with commercially aware advice, designed to reduce the risk of similar disputes occurring in the future.
Our dispute resolution services cover a broad spectrum of disputes and our solicitors have extensive experience of both procedure and practice of litigation as well as property, corporate/commercial, intellectual property and employment matters.
"Excellent understanding and service."
"Very responsive and friendly. Really impressed with Emma Digby."
"Bell & Buxton dealt with my business affairs efficiently and comprehensively."
"Very efficient, gave helpful advice and supportive information to the extent that no action was necessary."
"I found Emma Digby to be very professional, helpful, courteous & she made me feel at ease. I would recommend her to others."