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Dispute resolution solicitors

Our dispute resolution department at Hugh James is top ranked by both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories in Wales and we have received that ranking year on year. Our Group Head, Richard Locke, is also top ranked in Chambers and Partners guides and ranked as a Leading Individuals lawyer in the Legal 500 directory. Several other individuals within our team are also ranked in their specialist practice areas.

Our department provides cost-effective and commercially aware legal advice to clients across a wide spectrum of disputes.

We have a breadth of experience across all types of disputes acting for individuals and sole traders up to and including multi-national organisations. We are renowned for our commercial approach to disputes and have a proven track record of successfully acting in multi-million-pound disputes.

Our specialist services:

We provide specialist dispute resolution advice on matters including:

Key contact

Richard Locke


Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management.  He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

They are pragmatic, sensible and responsive, and will get the job done without losing focus on our overall aims and objectives.

Chambers & Partners

She is an efficient and reliable lawyer who can find solutions in tricky issues.

Chambers & Partners

The outstanding Abigail Flanagan is immensely hardworking and responsive and provides excellent tactical advice and client care.

The Legal 500

Why use us?

Our team has a formidable reputation and proven track record within dispute resolution and will do everything we can to get you the best available solution.

We will stand by you throughout the duration of a dispute, deploying our specialist teams to minimise costs, damage and disruption to you and your business. Our expert team has the strength in depth needed to provide a complete legal service for all aspects of dispute resolution.

How we act for our clients

Our approach is based on listening to your concerns and calling on our wealth of expertise in litigation, negotiation, mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes. We get to know you, the context in which you operate and understand your objectives. This ensures that you will always receive advice of the highest calibre. We will devise an effective plan to achieve resolution in the most cost-effective and suitable way for you, keeping you informed every step of the way.

We will always consider how alternative charging might work for you and, where appropriate, are able to offer conditional fee agreements, third-party funding options and pricing structures tailored to you and your case. We work with a diverse client base including (for example) multi-national companies, utilities companies, local and national government and other public sector bodies, education facilities, sports bodies and private individuals.

Our clients

  • NatWest
  • British Boxing Board of Control Limited
  • Welsh Government
  • Cardiff Blues Limited
  • Rockwool Limited
  • Development Bank of Wales
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Welsh Water
  • Numerous Local Authorities and Health Boards throughout Wales and England

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