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MJD Solicitors provide a dedicated dispute resolution service striving to achieve the best outcome for our clients. We can assist with dispute resolution across various areas, including commercial, construction and property:

  • Commercial dispute resolution. MJD has extensive experience in handling a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, professional negligence, fraud and deceit, misrepresentation and employment disputes. We understand the complexities of commercial transactions, and possess the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the dispute resolution process in a highly efficient manner.
  • Construction dispute resolution. Our firm is well-versed in assisting with construction disputes, including issues related to contracts, delays, defects and payment disputes. We understand the unique challenges faced by construction professionals and property owners, using our extensive experience to provide tailored advice and guidance.
  • Property dispute resolution. Property disputes can arise for a variety of reasons, including disputes between landlords and tenants, boundary disputes and trespass and nuisance claims. MJD Solicitors has significant experience in property dispute resolution, allowing us to assist clients facing a range of issues.

We quickly identify key issues and understand the goals of all parties involved. We combine strategic thinking with effective negotiation to develop a winning strategy that aligns with our clients’ objectives.

Litigation experience and expertise

We successfully handle a wide range of disputes throughout the UK, ranging in value from a few thousand pounds to a few million pounds. Our vast expertise ensures that we can navigate even the most complex legal matters with confidence.

Whether you need us to secure a settlement that is advantageous to you or persuade a claimant that it does not wish to pursue you, MJD Solicitors have the skills and experience to deliver results. In virtually all cases, we can prevent trials through effective negotiation, successfully resolving disputes long before the doors of the court.

Funding solutions tailored to your needs

At MJD, we recognise that funding litigation can be challenging, which is why we offer funding solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Our aim is to ensure that our clients benefit from any damages awarded and recover legal costs to the fullest extent possible. When you choose MJD Solicitors for construction, property, or commercial dispute resolution, you can trust that your financial interests are always a top priority. We aim to alleviate the financial burden associated with hiring an experienced dispute resolution solicitor.

If you require assistance from an experienced dispute resolution solicitor in the UK, get in touch today. Call us on 01277 280 761 to discuss your requirements.

Our Experience

Disputes are an unwelcome distraction to any business causing not only financial loss and wasted management time, but also damage to working relations and reputations.

MJD Solicitors takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to the resolution of disputes, providing industry experience to ensure that the issues and options are quickly understood and that an agreed strategy is drawn up thus ensuring commercial objectives are met within budget and programme.

MJD Solicitors has extensive experience of conducting complex and high-value dispute resolution in addition to resolving more routine problems. Our experience includes:

  • Breach of Contract -claims for non payment, defective works & services, loss of profit
  • Professional Negligence – claims against solicitors, designers & consultants
  • Fraud and Deceit – claims against  professionals, developers and contractors 
  • Misrepresentation – fraudulent, negligent and innocent & claims under the misrep act 1967
  • Rectification – seeking and resisting claims to rectify contractual terms 
  • Nuisance / Trespass – defending and prosecuting claims & injunctions involving builders 
  • JV / Shareholder  Disputes– resolving  business partner disputes  including unfair prejudice 
  • Employment Disputes – defending &  prosecuting unfair dismissal and discrimination claims  
  • Contractual interpretation disputes – what does a contractual clause really mean?
  • Insurance Disputes – securing adequate indemnification when insurers seek to decline cover
  • Disputes following insolvency  – for and against insolvency practitioners and directors
  • Restrictive Covenant disputes – ensuring that individuals and businesses comply with their obligations of confidence, non-dealing and non-solicitation. 

Matthew Dillon of MJD Solicitors in Brentwood, Essex has significant experience in representing  businesses, professionals and individuals on commercial disputes in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation,  expert determination and pre-action negotiation. 

We have significant experience of construction disputes,  and  adjudication,  

 Disputes are sadly inevitable in the construction industry, no matter how much effort is taken to avoid them. Fortunately, Matthew Dillon has vast experience of handling disputes in the construction industry. 

We endeavour to resolve disputes informally, without formal recourse to Dispute Resolution. Nevertheless, MJD Solicitors is skilled at using both litigation or Alternative Dispute Resolution, notably adjudication, mediation or arbitration, to secure “wins” for our clients at the lowest possible price. 

Work undertaken includes:

  • Payment Claims  
  • Breach of Contract
  • Professional Negligence
  • Defects
  • Interim and Final Account Valuations
  • Withholding, Set-Off and Abatement
  • Suspension and Determination
  • Extensions of Time, and Loss & Expense
  • Variations
  • Retention Disputes
  • Interpretation
  • Misrepresentation
  • Insolvency
  • Facilities Management Disputes
  • Adjudication Enforcement

MJD Solicitors represent clients on a range of disputes involving property. Disputes may concern the failure of a landlord to comply with obligations under a lease or an agreement for lease. A nuisance or trespass may exist, perhaps damaging neighbouring property or there may be a failure to comply with legislation such as the Party Wall Act. A tenant may be in breach of his lease covenants

MJD Solicitors is able to provide clients with timely and cost effective solutions on an array of property related disputes, from the most simple to the most complex.

Work undertaken includes:

  • Trespass and Nuisance –  defending & pursuing claims where rights to property are infringed 
  • Party Wall Disputes – advising on party wall issues, awards and disputes 
  • Rent/Service Charge Disputes – representing tenants disputing leasehold charges 
  • Breach of Covenant Claims –  advising where covenants in leases and transfers are breached
  • Enforcement of Lease Terms  – acting for landlords & tenants to ensure compliance with leases
  • Possession Actions – recovering possession of residential & commercial property 
  • Lease Renewals – acting for landlords & tenants when leases are expiring
  • Dilapidation Claims – defending claims upon vacating leasehold propert
  • Adverse Possession – advising on rights & defences of “squatters rights” 
  • Boundary Disputes – ensuring  property rights  are not infringed 
MJD Solicitors | Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

Dispute Resolution Highlights

  • Overturned declinature of insurance (within arbitration) relating to flood.
  • Secured favourable interpretation on extent of indemnity for argued uninsured losses and legal costs (within expert determination).
  • Succeeded in professional negligence claim against conveyancing solicitors.
  • Secured agreed settlement consequent to inadequate representation from solicitors representing client in litigation. The claim succeeded notwithstanding counsel advising it was problematic and included a bagatelle payment form legal expense insurers.
  • Secured settlement in dispute where our client’s business partner attempted to exclude her from their shared business. Our client’s animal related  business is now thriving.
  • Secured agreed settlement for client in long term business dispute concerning property investments
  • Successfully defended c £1m claim for defective building works.  
  • Secured money from Solicitors’ Compensation Fund where the claim was originally refused
  • Secured order withing Arbitration for specific performance in relation to significant retention monies held off-shore.
  • Defeated claim for several years of service charges in respect of leasehold owners owners of block of flats.