Business Disputes

Unfortunately legal disputes are an increasingly unavoidable part of being in business. Whilst careful selection of customers and detailed processes and procedures can reduce the risk of a dispute and its associated costs, it is unfortunately a risk that can never be eliminated.

Litigation is time-consuming and distracting for businesses, we want to help you save your time and reduce the risk that a dispute can pose to your business. We understand that unlike us you are not in business to spend your time and money on legal fees and we will work with you to save costs and time wherever possible

Whilst you may have to be prepared to go to Court to resolve your dispute we are always mindful of different solutions such as alternative dispute resolution (ADR), arbitration and mediation.

We work closely with our clients to understand their business so that we can identify the most pragmatic and expedient way to resolve their dispute.

We have assisted a range of people and businesses in a range of disputes and the following are examples of the services that we provide to people and businesses with disputes:

There are an increasing range of ways in which you can manage the costs of a dispute and we will work with you to identify the best approach for you. We have worked with legal expenses insurers and will also consider reducing our own fees on a discounted conditional basis where we believe that is the best way of managing your costs.

All of our dispute matters are supervised by Martin Stafford, a director and solicitor with over 15 years’ experience of a range of disputes. Martin previously worked for large National law firms before establishing SDM Legal in 2018 with the intention of providing a bespoke service to clients new and old.

Martin’s motivation for establishing SDM was to enable him to have greater control over who he works with;

We are selective in the cases and the clients that we take on and prefer to work with clients who share our approach to business.”

“In 17 years as a solicitor, I have acted in a range of cases involving both the everyday and the extraordinary, often at the same time. Every case is unique to the client that it is happening to and I do not lose sight of that client. My approach is to aim to combine legal advice with the practical realities involved. There is nothing to be gained from the needless pursuit of principles at the expense of everything else. I have been lucky enough to act for a lot of interesting people and look forward to working with many more.”

Key Contact

Martin Stafford

Director

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