Should either a personal or business dispute arise, be reassured that help is at hand with our team of Litigation Solicitors in Oldham and Todmorden.

At Wrigley Claydon our specialist Litigation Department, led by Partner Vijay Srivastava, take a friendly, proactive approach, applying their considerable knowledge and expertise with the aim of resolving the dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We are aware that litigation is not always the best way to solve disputes and we will advise you on alternative dispute resolutions that can best rectify the issue, cost-effectively and keeping distress to a minimum.

However, if court proceedings prove unavoidable, we have the expertise to prepare your case to the best advantage and arrange for your representation throughout the court procedure.

The Small Claims Court is used by people who are in dispute with others regarding a civil matter. For instance you may feel that you have been unfairly treated in a consumer matter such as being unable to get compensation when goods have been found to be faulty or you feel you should have had a refund for something you returned. Customers who find themselves at odds with a company because they will not take responsibility for faulty goods can take the company to the Small Claims Court. A solicitor is not required plus the proceedings are heard in an informal setting.

At Wrigley Claydon we can deal with the whole process for you to give you peace of mind or alternatively we can help you with parts of the process at a fixed fee below.

Vijay Srivastava, Partner

We deal with a broad range of personal injury, civil litigation and debt recovery cases. See below for further details.

To speak to our specialist Litigation Solicitors please call 0161 785 3534.

Team: Vijay Srivastava and Shalish Mehta

Litigation Services - Vijay and Shalish

At Wrigley Claydon, we have over 30 years experience of helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve following accidents where they have suffered personal injury or financial loss.

Vijay Srivastava, Litigation Solicitor and the Head of the Litigation Department at Wrigley Claydon, is a recognised specialist in injury claims and, as such, has been appointed to the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. We also have expertise in cases of clinical and dental negligence. In the tragic event of a family member suffering fatal injuries, we can advise on the claims that might be made for the benefit of dependent members of the family.

We can also help you obtain compensation if you have suffered an injury as a result of a criminal act.

We work on a genuine ‘no win, no fee’ basis. More details of this can be found on our Personal Injury page.

The purpose of Civil Litigation is to resolve disputes between individuals, families or commercial organizations.

Wrigley Claydon’s Civil Litigation experts, Vijay Srivastava and Shalish Mehta, handle cases efficiently and methodically, analysing the issues involved and advising on the most cost effective way to resolve the dispute in question.

Should there be no choice but to issue court proceedings, Vijay and Shalish will competently and systematically deal with the considerable paper work and procedural issues within the dispute resolution process. Whilst doing this, they do all they can to find ways to strengthen the case and resolve the issue as quickly as possible

During what is often a challenging and frustrating time for our clients, we use the benefit of our skills and expertise in this area to offer optimum advice and support.

Civil litigation cases we can advise on include, but are not limited to, include the following:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Bringing and defending residential and commercial property disrepair claims. Suing builders and contractors where building work is incomplete, unsatisfactory or delayed
  • Claims in respect of faulty goods and services where one party has failed to keep their side of the bargain.
  • Making and defending claims for the renewal of business leases.
  • Recovering payment in respect of unpaid invoices for work done and goods sold.
  • The recovery of unpaid residential and commercial rent
  • Bringing claims where wills do not make proper provision for dependents and acting for estates defending such claims.
  • Cases arising about the mental capacity of the deceased, or questions of undue influence.
  • Claims for compensation, damages and injunctions where copyright and trademarks have been infringed.
  • Claims against any professionals including solicitors, accountants and architects for substandard service, which has caused you financial loss.
  • Protecting your reputation by bringing and defending defamation and libel proceedings where false and malicious statements have been made.
  • Injunctions and damages in respect of neighbour and boundary disputes.
  • Partnership disputes including expulsion of partners and dissolution of partnerships.
  • Claims brought by shareholders in companies whose rights have been breached by the company or other shareholders.
  • Directors disputes including the removal of directors and claims arising from alleged breaches of duties by directors.
  • Statutory demands, bankruptcy and winding up petitions.
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes

Unpaid debt can have various unpleasant consequences ranging from cash flow difficulties, the refusal of prompt payment discounts to banks not recognising long term debts as collateral. Our team can help you initiate debt recovery proceedings.

Our efficient computerised debt collection service, staffed by qualified, experienced solicitors, is a cost effective way to recover money owed to you.

Following a free initial telephone consultation, and a payment of £50 + VAT plus disbursements (e.g. a court fee), we will take care of the following:

  • Free initial telephone advice
  • Economic recovery of any size of debts
  • Serving a Notice of Intention to Issue a County Court Claim
  • Court proceedings issued and judgments enforced.
  • Interest claimed.
  • Majority of costs recovered from the debtor, if the case is successful
  • Enquiry Agents instructed to trace a debtor

 

On recovering all or part of the debt, our fees are:

Amount Recovered

Fee

Up to £1000.00

15% debt recovered inclusive of VAT.

Over £1000.00

10% of debt recovered inclusive of VAT.

 

If the recovery of the debt hasn’t been resolved following judgment, we can enforce the debt by:

  • Instructing the County Court Bailiff or the High Court Sheriff to seize goods
  • Questioning the debtor at court to ascertain his assets*
  • Obtaining an attachment of the debtor’s salary*
  • Obtaining a charge on the debtor’s property*
  • Bankruptcy or winding up proceedings*

(* These procedures will attract a separate fee in addition to our standard fees.)

The Small Claims Court is used by people who are in dispute with others regarding a civil matter.

For instance you may feel that you have been unfairly treated in a consumer matter such as being unable to get compensation when goods have been found to be faulty or you feel you should have had a refund for something you returned. Customers who find themselves at odds with a company because they will not take responsibility for faulty goods can take the company to the Small Claims Court. A solicitor is not required plus the proceedings are heard in an informal setting.

At Wrigley Claydon we can deal with the whole process for you to give you peace of mind or alternatively we can help you with parts of the process at a fixed fee below.

SMALL CLAIMS FIXED PRICES

Representing the Claimant

A. General advice and preparing the Claim Form- £100.00 plus VAT plus the Court fee as follows: –

Up to £300

£30

£300.01- £500

£45

£500.01- £1,000

£65

£1,000.01- £1,500

£75

£1,500.01- £3,000

£85

£3,000.01- £5,000

£108

 

Applying for Judgment – £50.00 plus VAT
B. Advice on Defence and Directions and completing the Allocation Questionnaire – £100.00 plus VAT plus Court fees as follows:

Allocation Questionnaire fee:

  • Small claim for money of £1,500 or less – no fee
  • Small claim for money where the claim is between £1,500 and £5,000 – £35.00

Hearing Fee:

Small claim track case which does not exceed £300

£30

Small claim track where the claim exceeds £300 but does not exceed £500

£45

Small claim track where the claim exceeds £500 but does not exceed £1,000

£65

Small claim track where the claim exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £1,500

£75

Small claim track where the claim exceeds £1,000 but does not exceed £1,500

£85

Small claim track where the claim exceeds £3,000

£108

 

Preparing statements- £100.00 plus VAT for the first statement and £50.00 plus VAT per each statement thereafter
C. Counsel’s fee or Wrigley Claydon’s Fee for the hearing- £300.00 plus VAT

 

D. Instructing the Sheriff – £50.00 plus VAT plus a Court fee of £60.00 and the Sheriff’s fee of £60.00 plus VAT.

Any other enforcement proceedings – £100.00 plus VAT plus Disbursements

  1. Oral Examination. A Court application fee of £50.00 and process server’s fee of £88.00
  2. Attachment of Earnings. A Court fee of £100.00.
  3. A Charge upon the Defendant’s property. A Court fee of £100.00 and Land Registry fees of £72.00.

 

Representing the Defendant

Obtaining comments to the Claim Form and Counsel’s fee for the Defence – £250.00 plus VAT
Advice on Directions and completing the Allocation Questionnaire – £100.00 plus VAT
Preparing statements – £100.00 plus VAT for the first statement and £50.00 plus VAT per each statement thereafter
Counsel’s fee or Wrigley Claydon’s fees for the hearing- £300.00 plus VAT

We require the money up-front for each stage we are instructed and require clients to sign a Notice of Acting in Person, which we hold.

Please note that Court fees are added to the claim and are usually recoverable from the Defendant.

Customer testimonials for our Litigation solicitors

“My husband and I engaged Wrigley Claydon Solicitors to handle our case against a major high-street bank, and would like to inform you that Mr Shalish Mehta handled this in a most professional helpful and compassionate manner. We were very upset at the time by the bank’s attitude towards us; they were very aggressive and bullying, and Mr Mehta reassured us at all times that he would be able to resolve the matter without us being at risk of losing our home. He negotiated a repayment plan which was agreeable to us and therefore resolved the matter.

“We would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Mehta to anyone of our  friends or colleagues who needed the services of a solicitor. Also, I have to say, that the staff at the Todmorden branch who we dealt with were very friendly and helpful at all times and we very pleased with the outcome of this very upsetting episode.”

J Stansfield

“… the successful outcome was well beyond our expectations. … communication was first class, always clear, friendly and left me with no doubts about where we were. I felt that I was kept fully informed at all stages of the claim.”

Mrs Susan Monk

“… thank you for all your hard work and assistance in dealing with my late husband’s claim. From day one you have kept me updated constantly, and have acted in a very professional, efficient and caring way. Your knowledge and expertise is outstanding and I will definitely be recommending Wrigley Claydon in the future.”

Mrs Elizabeth Harrison