Our Services

Flahive Law excels at supporting you at every stage of the legal process and identifying the optimal services that suit your requirements.

A list of the services we provide is set out below:

Contractual Disputes
Property Litigation
Commercial Property
Property Finance
Finance Litigation
Professional Negligence
Defamation
Data Protection
Confidentiality
Civil Injunctions
Commercial Drafting
Landlord and Tenant Dispute
Business and Sports Contracts
Commercial Recoveries
Insolvency

Just some of our commercial litigation and debt recovery services offered by Flahive Law are outlined below:



Litigation

Flahive Law excels at successful litigation and dispute resolution and can spot the most effective route for your needs, whether that requires mediation, arbitration or litigation.

The experienced team at Flahive Law can support you from initial instruction through the entire litigation process, including at courts and tribunals if your case requires it.



Debt Recovery

Let Flahive Law manage the entire process of recovering the debts owed to you in a way that is compliant, cost-effective and efficient.

You can trust our experienced and respected team to identify the debt recovery route that is most appropriate for the requirements of your business, and to work with you right through to resolution.



Insolvency

Flahive Law have a wealth of experience in acting for asset-based lenders, acting for and against directors, creditors & debtors in financially-distressed circumstances. We have the ability to advise clients on:-

- Tracing, Worth Investigations and Debt Recovery
- Financial Restructuring
- Formal & Informal Insolvency Bankruptcy Procedures
- Corporate Insolvency/Personal Bankruptcy Investigations, Litigation, Enforcement and Disposal of Assets



Defamation

At Flahive Law we can support you in any defamation claim, whether pertaining to libel or slander, whether you are the defendant or claimant.



Business and sports contracts

Our experienced team acts for clients on a wide variety of contract matters in various industries, including business and sports.

We can offer advice on how to terminate a contract while ensuring maximum recoveries, or negotiate contract terms to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.



Commercial Property

- Disposals and acquisitions of all kinds
- Title issues
- Option agreements and conditional contracts
- Agreements for Lease and Leases (acting for both Landlord and Tenant)
- Licences to alter/assign/change of use
- Rent deposit deeds
- Lease renewals and surrenders
- Residential and commercial development
- Planning agreements
- Property finance
- Sale and purchase of ground rents

Litigation Costs and Costs and Charges

The general rule regarding costs in litigation is that, if your claim succeeds or if you successfully defend a claim you will be entitled to recover your costs from the claimant/defendant. On the other hand, if you are unsuccessful, you are likely to be required to pay the claimant’s/defendant's costs. However, the court has discretion to make a different costs order. The court will take into account factors such as the conduct of the parties and any Part 36 or other admissible offers to settle the case. It is very unusual for a party to be able to recover all of the costs incurred in the litigation. The actual amount of costs to be paid is subject to an assessment process, unless the parties can agree the amount that will be paid. The standard basis of assessment is to allow costs to be recovered that were reasonably incurred, reasonable in amount and proportionate to the matters in issue. Costs which are disproportionate in amount may be disallowed or reduced even if they were reasonably or necessarily incurred. The court will also take into account the party's costs budgets for each stage of the claim. Each party is required to submit a costs budget, and to revise it as appropriate as the case progresses. If a party's actual costs exceed its budget, the excess may not be recoverable from the paying party. The estimated costs of the litigation can be one of the most significant factors to consider when deciding whether to pursue a case. We will always write to the client about the potential costs of the dispute.

Kerry Flahive’s hourly rate is £300.00 per hour plus VAT for each hour engaged on a matter. Harriet Carroll’s hourly rate is £175.00 per hour plus VAT and Lauren Whitehead’s hourly rate is £150.00 per hour plus VAT.

Significant disbursements may be incurred in addition to solicitors' fees (for example, experts' or counsel's fees), some of which may need to be paid up front. We estimate the following fees and disbursements for the claim amounts below:-

- For a claim between £20,000.00 - £50,000.00 we estimate our fees to be £20,000.00 - £50,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements of £10,000.00 - £15,000.00 plus VAT.

- For a claim between £50,000.00 - £100,000.00 we estimate our fees to be £70,000.00 - £100,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements of £15,000.00 plus VAT.

- For a claim between £100,000.00 - £200,000.00 we estimate our fees to be £140,000.00 - £180,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements of £25,000.00 - £30,000.00 plus VAT.

- For a claim of £200,000.00 and above we estimate our fees to be £250,000.00 plus VAT and disbursements of £40,000.00 plus VAT.

Complaints Procedure

We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.

In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure here. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic. You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (/consumers/problems/report-solicitor.page).

What to do if we cannot resolve your complaint

The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case. Before accepting a co plaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:

- Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint; and
- No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
- No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.

If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.

Contact Details

Visit: www.legalombudsman.org.uk
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ