Despite the best will in the world, it is not always possible to live in peace and harmony with all those around us.
Every now and again many of us are likely to find ourselves in dispute with others at one level or another – a contested inheritance, a problem with your landlord or your tenant, a disagreement over a contract, a repair job badly done, anti-social neighbours or their troublesome overgrown trees, negligent professional advice, or perhaps a dispute about money.
You are always our top priority
At George Ide, we are on your side whatever lies at the heart of the matter with clear, straightforward, sensible advice to help resolve the issue quickly and cost-effectively. We will keep you up-to-date with our progress and make sure you understand your options at every stage along the way.
What can you expect from us as your dispute resolution solicitors?
Our approachable legal experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. In most cases, civil disputes can be resolved out of court but, if negotiation and mediation should fail to reach an agreement, you can rest assured that our litigation specialists will strive to achieve your best possible outcome in court.
We’ll guide you through the court process, cutting through the jargon to ensure you know where you stand at every step, and represent you and your best interests in the courtroom.
We will put your best interests first
If you would like advice about a dispute you are currently facing or are worried about a situation that you feel may be getting out of hand, contact our team in confidence – you can be sure of a well-informed, high-quality personal legal service based on integrity, loyalty, commitment and experience.
To find out how our expert dispute resolution & civil litigation team could help you, call us on 01243 786668 or click here. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly using the details shown.
Meet our team
Ian Oliver, George Ide’s litigation partner and legal practice compliance officer, undertakes a wide variety of dispute resolution work for individuals and businesses. He regularly represents clients in contested probate cases and has extensive experience in professional negligence claims, building disputes, debt claims and disputes with public bodies including the police. With a particular interest in mental health law, he also acts as a consultant advising George Ide colleagues on litigation issues arising from brain injury and trauma.
Ian always takes time to develop a good rapport with his clients, helping them understand the full implications of their cases and is proud of his strong reputation for providing pragmatic, constructive advice throughout.
Paul Lewis joined George Ide in 1989 having gained a sound personal injury background in the insurance industry. He has amassed considerable litigation skills and is particularly experienced in residential and commercial landlord and tenant law, debt recovery and contract disputes. He is also a key member of George Ide’s personal injury team and leads the firm’s accident management department.
Personable, diligent and efficient, Paul has a successful track record in resolving all manner of disputes for a wide variety of clients.
Karrie McMillan is the newest member of the dispute resolution team. She has gained solid experience across the spectrum of dispute resolution cases and brings an enthusiastic, empathetic approach to achieving clients’ best interests with the minimum of fuss.George Ide LLP. We're on your side
Right from the beginning of my journey to claim for compensation for my injuries after being knocked off my bike by a car driver, Paul Lewis has been a tower of strength. His advice, guidance and care in ensuring my claim proceeded smoothly has been First Class. Always promptly keeping me informed of progress by email. A friendly, compassionate listening ear when needed to my worries and concerns. Helping and guiding me every step of the way. I have received the best possible advice throughout, resulting in an excellent outcome, expertly and tenaciously negotiated for me by Paul. Thank You.Mrs Marion Smith
Thank you seems such a trivial word and yet without your tenacity, we would not be here today. For all the medical providers you sought out and your words of stability at each and every stage I cannot thank you enough. You will never know how much of a difference you have made, without your constant reassurance and steps of transition to medical assistance especially during Covid I know I would not be at this stage on my journey.Michele Scott-Green
Hello Paul. The money has arrived safely thanks. May I say a very big thank you for your excellent service on this case you have been incredibly upfront and honest and have dealt with my case with superb attentiveness. It was frustrating for me at times as it took a long time to get it concluded, but I do appreciate the effort on your part. Many thanks again.Luke Leleu
Thank you for your email and thank you so much for your help with it all. You have dealt with everything brilliantly so as not to cause me any stress or worry so thank you.Rachel Cook
I take this opportunity to thank you for the support, professionalism, and wonderful advice you gave us throughout this difficult time. It was a very stressful period for us as it was our first experience with the court. Without all your help and legal advice, I would undoubtedly have been in a much more precarious situation. Thank you so much for your support and hard work. On behalf of me and my wife I would like to say a big thank you for taking up my case and representing us as our legal counsel. When we thought it was too much to handle, you were there for us to give us strength and hope. We always found you to be very friendly when we needed any legal advice. Once again, I thank you so much for your understanding, for your patience, your dedication to my case and most of all, thank you for being friendlier, making us more comfortable with your advice and guidance than just a mere professional lawyer during that difficult moment. This means a lot to us, and we will be forever grateful to you.Haresh & Varsha Naik
Dear Mr Lewis. First of all I would like to say a huge thank you to you and your team about the hard work, time and money which you spent to deal with my claim. I agree with you that the settlement is reasonable enough and I know that you’ve did your best to get it.Plamen Krastev
On a personal note : Thanks for everything you have done, some may say you are just doing your job but the support you offered both in the structure you set up to get me fit again, as well as the emotional counsel you gave got me through one of the most difficult and frightening situations I had dealt with to date. I will certainly be highly recommending you to anyone else that needs such a service. You are a great asset to the firm and hope they know that!Simon Horn
It is essential to feel complete confidence in the advice given and the person of one’s solicitor. I have experienced situations in the past where this has not been the case. When seeking a reliable practice some years ago I asked for a recommendation from a neighbour and was given the name of Mr Ian Oliver. I followed this advice, have used this practice ever since and have recommended it to others with complete confidence. It is very reassuring to be in this position.C Elderfield, Arundel
I am extremely happy with the outcome and the break down that you have provided. I would just like to say to you and your team my deepest thanks for the hard work and dedication you have put into my case and I. am extremely happy with results. Kind regardsDamon
Both Michael and I are very grateful for your good wishes and for the continued support that both you and all your colleagues at George Ide have given us through this process.
If, for any reason, we find ourselves in need of legal advice we would most definitely make your company our first choice and would also have every confidence in recommending you to others.
Wishing you every continued success in the future. Kindest Regards
Just to confirm the safe receipt of the settlement money into my account,and also want to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work not just regarding the fee but also treatment wich help me getting in track with normal life after the accident. Again many thanks for all your hard work.Mauricio Goncalves
Hi Paul. Thank you for your email and all your help over the past 2 years you’ve been fantastic and I would highly recommend you to anyone, I will of course let you no when I revive the funds and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Kind regards,Sam Halliwell
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