Litigation has to do with disputes and claims which may arise during any transaction or business usually between individuals or companies. We also deal with consumer disputes, debt recovery and breaches of contracts.
As litigants, we at Legal Affairs Solicitors have good communication and negotiation skills to assist in dealing with disputes or where negotiations are not possible, we seek to make a cogent and reasoned case in favour of our client’s interests.
In order to be a good litigator, you will need a keen sense of commercial awareness, a good command over legal and technical principles and the ability to present facts, law and strategies in a reasoned and persuasive manner.
Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney
The validity of a will may give rise to family disputes thereby resulting in litigation. We can be trusted not only to represent clients in any court proceedings but also, to ensure that the estate of the deceased is distributed fairly and equitably. We offer clear advise as to who gets what when and how.
We can also assist in the making a will in order to ensure that your monies, properties and possessions go to your specified beneficiaries in the event of your death.
Following the death of a loved one, we may be instructed to deal with the Probate services. Probate basically means the distribution of a deceased’s property, money and possessions to beneficiaries named in the will. In the event that the deceased did not leave a will, the law will decide how the deceased’s property, money and possessions are to be distributed under the rule of intestacy.
Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which enables the person making it (the donor) to give someone else (the attorney) the legal right to deal with his or her affairs.
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
Property & Affairs – This allows the attorney to deal with your property and finance in line with your specifications;
Health and Personal Welfare – This allows the attorney to make decisions on your health and welfare when you lack the mental capacity to do so yourself.
You may if you like, appoint more than one attorney and instruct them to either work together or independently depending on your circumstances.
Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered with the Office of Public Guardian.
Do you have debt problems? We offer debt advice and help you to work out how much money you owe and which debts you should pay back first. We can also help you to re-negotiate your debt and agree an affordable repayment plan with your creditors.
Are you being bullied by bailiffs? We can take legal actions to stop them.
Landlord & Tenant
We can assist you in any matter or issues arising with private landlords or with local housing authorities particularly in the following areas:
- Issuing disrepair claims;
- Issuing possession proceedings;
- Commencing eviction proceedings or dealing with squatters;
- Pursuing rent arrears; and
- Defending claims (e.g. unlawful eviction).
- Drafting tenancy agreements
Contract is an important, daily and common part of business activities. It is a binding agreement whether written or verbal, between two or more people. When contracts are entered, it is not unusual for parties to take for granted the small prints which are usually embedded in the Terms and conditions. These small prints often result in problems which ultimately lead to enforcement through litigation or the threat of it.
For a contract to be valid, it must consist of an offer, an acceptance, a consideration and an intention to enter a legal relationship.
At Legal Affairs Solicitors, we have experts with the right experience to identify and advise on key issues such as the likelihood of success, the various aspects of damages available, and the potential for alternative dispute resolution. The need for alternative dispute resolution is particularly significant because of the lengthy, costly and unpredictable nature of litigation.
Acting for Debtors
If you owe your creditors £5,000.00 or more and you are struggling to agree a payment arrangement or pay it off altogether your creditors may issue you with a statutory demand with a view to making you bankrupt. You must realise that the threat and consequence of bankruptcy are very serious as you could lose your property, if you have one.
Legal affairs solicitors can advise you on how to:
- Deal with statutory demand if you have been served with one
- When or how bankruptcy can be avoided
- What happens during and after bankruptcy
Acting for Creditors
We provide advice to creditors on how to make someone bankrupt if they owe debt in excess of £5,000.00.
We can serve the debtor with a statutory demand and file the bankruptcy petition in the court if it becomes necessary.