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Dispute Resolution

Burnetts' experienced teams in Carlisle, Newcastle, Penrith and West Cumbria understand the complex issues involved in pursuing matters through the courts, through arbitration or through other tribunals, and can advise you on the best course of action.

We deal with a wide range of dispute resolution issues including contractual disputes, judicial review, defamation, professional negligence, property litigation, intellectual property, directors' liability, insurance,  shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, landlord and tenant (buy to let) and insolvency. Other types of dispute (e.g. employment and construction) are dealt with by specialists elsewhere in the firm.

We will always consider with you possible means of avoiding litigation or bringing any proceedings to a conclusion as speedily as possible. We are enthusiastic supporters of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and, in particular, of mediation, which is the most common form of ADR.

Whatever your dispute, we are happy to provide preliminary advice, advice during a case or conduct the case on your behalf.

Who to contact

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James Johnston

James is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.