Dispute Resolution

What do we do?

Any type of dispute is not pleasant. When parties disagree, it can often escalate and subsequently result in damaging behavior and allegations. None of us welcome a dispute, but sadly they do happen. At Silks Solicitors, we will firstly listen, and then work with you to find the best outcome, for you.

How we do it?

Our job is simply to help solve your legal problems.  To do this, we promise to explain complex legal matters in plain and simple English, provide you with regular updates on your matter and give you clear guidance on our fees, so there are no nasty surprises.

Our friendly, knowledgeable solicitors are here to provide all the help and advice you need, call us today on 0121 511 2233.

Boundary Disputes
In a world where many of us live in close proximity to our neighbours, it’s not uncommon for confusion regarding boundaries to arise. However, when handled correctly, a boundary dispute does not have to mean falling out with your neighbours. Many boundary issues can be resolved amicably and fairly.

Boundary disputes can cover many issues from disagreements over boundary lines to agreeing who is responsible for the maintenance of shared areas. Sometimes it may not be clear who owns a particular boundary and, if changes have occurred over time, it can be difficult to resolve boundary disputes without the help of a specialist property solicitor.

At Silks Solicitors we can help resolve boundary disputes and take the stress out of any disagreements you may be having with your neighbours. We may be able to find answers simply by referring to your property deeds but if this is not possible, we can carry out further investigations to resolve issues.

Call us on 0121 511 2233 to speak to one of our property experts; you can get answers to your questions quickly and easily.

Contract Disputes
Dealing with property issues can sometimes be complex – particularly when other parties are involved. That’s why contracts exist to help things run smoothly. And whether you own or rent property, at some stage you will probably enter into a contract with another party.

Most of the time a contract serves to ensure that each party understands their rights and responsibilities and helps protect everyone involved. However, disagreements can arise and there may be a dispute about the terms of a contract. When this happens, it’s a good idea to seek legal advice to help you understand the terms of the contract and resolve whatever issues you are facing.

At Silks Solicitors, our experienced team of legal experts regularly help homeowners and tenants resolve contract disputes. This could be a dispute with a mortgage lender, a landlord, an insurance company, or a service provider such as a builder or utility provider.

Whatever situation you are facing, we’ll help you take control and resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our specialist solicitors are experts in all areas of property law and contract law and are here to provide the help and guidance you need, so please call us on 0121 511 2233 to find out how we can help you.

Will and Inheritance Disputes
The terms of a Will can cause distress. If there is no Will, this is difficult too. Silks Solicitors can advise on any matter where a will or inheritance is in dispute.

When a loved one passes, leaving a will, very often, disagreement arises because of the terms of that will. Disputes can arise about who or what is included or excluded and sometimes, whether there is a will at all. Naturally, emotions run high and the only way to sort things out is by seeking expert guidance. Silks can help you do things the right way, so you can have total peace of mind.

At Silks, our role is to offer calm, friendly and professional advice. If you dispute any part of a Will, or the entire estate, we can explain what your rights are. We do the same if it is being disputed by another party. Options, costs and timescales will be discussed before we start work for you. Disputing an estate is a complex area of law. In everything that we do for you, we will explain using the plainest language we can. It is our job is to ensure you feel completely at ease.

Make contact with us today and ask to see one of our specialist team.

Housing Disputes
Your home is important – a place where you should feel safe and secure. But when housing disputes arise; your home can become a cause of anxiety. It’s therefore important to try and resolve housing disputes as quickly as possible and sometimes you may need legal help to tackle the issues you are facing.

At Silks Solicitors we have successfully helped many people resolve a wide range of housing disputes from problems with neighbours or landlords to dealing with tenancy issues or planning disputes. If you’re facing eviction or repossession, we can provide support and advice to help you remain in your home.

When you talk to our expert solicitors, we will explain your rights and support you through the next steps. Together we’ll tackle any concerns you may have and act quickly to reduce the anxieties you are facing.

Our housing solicitors are experts in all areas of property law and are here to provide the help and guidance you need, so call us today on 0121 511 2233 and find out how we can help you.

Neighbour Disputes and Anti-Social Behaviour
In an ideal world, we would all get on with our neighbours all of the time. But in reality, living close to other people can sometimes be difficult and disagreements can arise. If left unresolved, minor annoyances can often turn into major disputes so it’s always best to tackle issues as soon as they occur and try your best to stay on good terms with your neighbours.

Disputes can arise for many reasons, from complaints about noise or disagreements about rights of way, to quarrels about car parking or the maintenance of hedges and trees.

It’s always best to try and resolve issues directly with your neighbour. Quite often, taking a friendly approach and being prepared to negotiate is all that’s needed to solve most issues. However, when things become more serious, seeking legal advice may be the best step.

At Silks Solicitors we have helped many people resolve disputes with their neighbours quickly and effectively. We will advise on the various options available and wherever possible, we will help you resolve issues without going to court. If court action is required, we will guide and support you through every step of the process.

You can contact us in complete confidence and together we’ll tackle any concerns you may have and act quickly to reduce the anxieties you are facing, so call us on 0121 511 2233 and find out how we can help you.

Possession and Repossession Proceedings
If you’re a homeowner or tenant facing problems keeping up the repayments on your property, you may be concerned about the threat of eviction, or having your home repossessed. In these circumstances it’s natural to feel worried but at Silks Solicitors we have expert property solicitors on hand to help. We can answer all the questions you may have and will help you do everything possible to remain in your home.

Possession and repossession proceedings do take time but the earlier you seek legal advice, the more we can do to help. If you contact us as soon as you start experiencing financial problems, we may be able to reach an agreement with your landlord or mortgage lender to prevent possession or repossession proceedings.

For landlords looking to evict a tenant we can provide advice about your rights and responsibilities. Most importantly we’ll ensure that you follow the correct legal processes which could save considerable time and money in the long-term.

Our friendly solicitors understand the pressures you may be facing and will do all they can to put you at ease and help you regain control of your particular situation. We make property law easy to understand by speaking your language so please give us a call today on 0121 511 2233.

Professional Negligence
When you ask for professional advice that is what you expect. If that advice results in some form of loss Silks Solicitors help you decide what action to take – and how to go about it.

If you ask a professional advisor for help, the last outcome you imagine is one where their advice causes a problem. Surveyors, Architects, Solicitors and Accountants are all bound by professional standards. They owe you a duty of reasonable care and skill. When their advice is negligent, damage or some form of loss may occur. If this happens you need to know what options you have – and how to go about making a claim. It can feel daunting taking on a professional advisor – expert legal advice can support you achieve the result you deserve.

Silks’ Solicitors specialist lawyer Karen Silk can help you and will explain the process of making a claim, what it may cost and how long it will take. Dealing with a professional negligence dispute can take time. Demonstrating what has failed – and the losses suffered can be complicated. We explain everything simply. Together we explore options, agree the best course of action – this could be litigation, negotiation or mediation but we explain each, and what they mean. And finally we aim to secure the best outcome possible for you.

Whatever has happened trust Silks Solicitors to help you resolve your dispute.

I really appreciate the help Mark gave to me, I was at my lowest point when I spoke to him initially and he put my mind completely at rest. Thank you Mark.

Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in the legal assistance you have provided to us on this matter.  We cannot describe the impact this has already had on us and our property.  It still doesn’t seem real at times and will probabbly take a few weeks to come to terms with, given the previous 4 years but we can now move on.

We truly believe that without your assistance that this positive outcome would not have happened.  Thank you.


Karen gave us her very best knowledge on this case and helped through this difficult time.

Karen Silk

Karen Silk


Click here to find out more about Karen

If you want to find out more please get in touch