At some time in your lives you may become involved in a dispute and at Hains and Lewis we appreciate how worrying a time this can be for you. It is our aim to provide help, understanding and support. We tackle disputes with vigour, original thinking and a sound knowledge of law. Our aim is to protect you, your business and your reputation with minimum fuss and expense.
We advise on the whole range of tenancy disputes (non-payment of rent, breaches of covenants against e.g. subletting or assignment, dilapidations, unreasonable withholding of consents, claims for possession of premises and so on). We can provide clear advice on the law and its commercial context.
We understand that pursuing a personal injury compensation claim can be stressful at what can be already a difficult time. We offer a personal and professional service designed to make the process less traumatic for you.
Our personal injury expertise covers injury claims involving accidents at work, on someone else’s property, road traffic accidents and injuries caused by defective products. We are particularly experienced at claims arising from serious or fatal accidents or those involving catastrophic injuries.
We are always interested to consider new claims and we do so without any obligation on your part. In suitable cases, we will offer to act on a conditional fee basis (sometimes called "no win, no fee").
Wills Trusts and Probate
We have experience in dealing with a great variety of disputes, which occur in relation to personal assets - whether during or after life. These include:
- Challenges to the validity of a will
- The effect of undue influence
- Disputes arising from homemade wills
- Advising vulnerable people making wills
- Issues arising from the administration of Trusts and Estates
- Disputes between trustees, beneficiaries and others
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
We have developed many ways for trying to resolve such disputes. Whichever way is chosen to resolve your dispute, we will work with you to produce a cost-effective outcome that is to your advantage.
Money and debts
If you're struggling with debt, don't despair. We can help you. You may have a number of different options and bankruptcy could be one of them. However, bankruptcy is not the only option. We will discuss with you the extent of your debts and provide you with information about the different options that are available to you.
Boundary & neighbour disputes
Disputes between neighbours are frequently different from other types of disputes. They are, by their very definition, closer to home and so more intrusive into ones personal life. Despite the personal feelings involved in this type of conflict, we provide pragmatic and practical advice whilst always seeking to achieve an aim which is both realistic and financially proportionate. It is for this reason that we actively seek to reach an early negotiated settlement either by holding a round table meeting (where appropriate) or looking to Mediation for assistance.