There will be times when things go wrong and disputes arise. If this does happen, the Keelys litigation solicitors will not only give you our expert opinion on your case from a legal perspective, we will also advise how to resolve the dispute as quickly and as economically as possible. We will work with you to seek to meet your needs; keeping disruption to a minimum for businesses for example is just one of the factors we take into consideration.
We are committed to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures for resolving disputes as there are very obvious benefits in comparison to the traditional court route. If, however, ADR does not work or is not appropriate for you, we will pursue your claim through Court action as robustly as possible in order to achieve the outcome you are looking for.
With a strong team of experienced litigators, we provide dispute resolution and litigation advice over the following areas:
Commercial agreements and contractual disputes
Will and Contested probate disputes
Shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes
Commercial and Residential Property Disputes
Commercial Debt Recovery
We take a pragmatic approach when it comes to disputes; not only will we provide you with legal advice and guidance but we will always consider the practicalities of your individual circumstances.
We understand that parties find themselves in litigation in unhappy circumstances. We will work with you to aim to make the process of litigation understandable, expeditious, cost effective and as stress-free as possible. We will give you clear advice and tell you candidly about the merits and pitfalls you may face with your case.
We are also pleased to be able to provide you with a specialist debt recovery service for undisputed debts with fixed fees depending on the nature and size of the claim. Click here to read our Debt Recovery Guide and here to see our latest charges for pursuing debts of up to £100,000.
Litigation and Dispute Team
Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation | Head of Department | Solicitor | Partner
Joanne is a Partner and Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Joanne is a solicitor with over 20 years’ experience in litigation matters. Having trained and qualified in 1994 at Wragge & Co, she also spent several years at Martineau Johnson, as well as having experience of working as in-house Counsel in the finance leasing industry.
Joanne headed up the dispute resolution and litigation team at her previous firm before joining Keelys LLP in January 2018. Joanne has extensive experience of all nature of commercial and contractual disputes, having handled minority shareholders’ disputes, professional negligence claims and overdrawn directors loan account claims. In addition she also handles landlord and tenant cases (both commercial and residential) and trust and contested probate claims. Joanne prides herself on taking a hands on approach to cases and will always take in to consideration the commercial issues that arise in any dispute.
When not in the office, Joanne enjoys walking the family dog, reading, history and travel (and if they can all be combined then so much the better).
Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation | Solicitor | Associate Partner
Patrick is an Associate with over 30 years’ experience in a broad range of matters, but particularly focusing on dispute resolution and company and commercial work. He has spent all of his career in Staffordshire qualifying as a solicitor in 1990. Patrick became an authorized High Court Enforcement Officer in 2004 and has particular knowledge in the enforcement industry, making him one of only a handful of people in England and Wales to be both a practicing solicitor and HCEO. He was the Managing Partner at his previous firm in Stafford before joining Keelys.
Patrick undertakes a broad range of dispute resolution work with a particular focus on contested trust and probate claims, ( having successfully obtained the specialist ACTAPS qualification) dealing with a range of complex issues involving both small and very large estates and debt collection, given his experience in the debt collection industry as an Enforcement Officer in the High Court. He deals with Landlord and Tenant matters (residential and commercial) and a range of contractual disputes.
Head of Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation department: Joanne Davies
He relaxes by watching and playing most sports, particularly football, cricket and golf and has travelled extensively, once working as a lifeguard in California. He enjoys reading, coin collecting and gardening and is currently the Leader of Stafford Borough Council and the Company Secretary of Katharine House Hospice.