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Litigation & Dispute Resolution

With our outstanding track record of bringing, defending and settling high-value and complex cases, it’s no wonder many of our clients come to us for litigation and dispute resolution.  Offering a unique combination of significant experience, clear, pragmatic advice, and a strategic approach, we deliver results that align with our clients’ interests. 

  • Large-scale complex multi-party litigation? This is a particular area of expertise, especially if it includes cross-border disputes
  • Is your business relationship ongoing? We’ll be discrete and sensitive at all times while protecting your interests
  • Has your business relationship broken down? We’ll help you terminate your contractual relationship and release yourself from your obligations
  • Are you worried about your budget? We use state-of-the-art legal technology, which allows us to be competitive whilst remaining within your budget 
  • Part of a group? Join other litigants worldwide to add weight to your claim and make it more cost-effective. We’ve acted for up to 700 people in one group claim 
  • Lost money via investments which have gone wrong? We have vast experience in helping recover monies lost via poor investments in the UK and worldwide

If you are bringing or defending proceedings, you’ll find our approach is commercial and strategic from pre-action to settlement, dispute resolution or litigation. Our approach is to thoroughly review the merits of your claim, presenting you with a realistic overall view of your prospects, including the strength of the case against you. We have a 100% success record in litigation disputes.

Off-plan development?

We have represented a significant number of worldwide clients in failed off-plan developments.  If you’re in a similar situation, please get in touch with us today. 

Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution contact
Richard Gray
Managing Director and Barrister
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Related case studies

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Breach of Contract and Duty to Account
Litigation & Dispute Resolution|Employment Law
Elysium Law have successfully settled a claim on behalf of a company in relation to breach of contract and duty to account by a former employee.

This related to work done by the employee both prior and post leaving the company and thus the breach of express and implied terms of the contract, together with breach of post termination restrictions and a duty to account were pleaded.

This matter was successfully settled following negotiation between Elysium Law and the Defendant.

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Defending claims made against Loan Charge Contractors
Litigation & Dispute Resolution|Tax
Elysium Law were instructed to defend claims made against loan charge contractors.

We represented individuals often working for an umbrella company or for their own personal service company. These individuals had been marketed a tax avoidance scheme which in short involved the payment of minimum wage and the remainder of earnings due were paid by way of a ‘loan’, which they were informed would never need to be repaid. In some cases they were told the scheme was a condition of joining the umbrella company.

Unusually, the purported ‘loans’ had been assigned out of the Trust and have either directly or via other companies ended up being assigned to a company who made demands for payment.

Elysium reviewed over 107,000 pages of documents disclosed in this matter and it was clear from the review of these documents, together with evidence from Our Clients, that the loans were ‘circular’ and were never intended to be repaid. This was clearly a tax avoidance arrangement, and the loans were, in our view, unenforceable.

Elysium Law facilitated a mediation in order to narrow the issues in dispute. Following that Mediation, Elysium Law subsequently served upon the company a comprehensive letter of response that rebutted the claims on the grounds of collateral contract, misrepresentation and breach of trust.

For more information please read our article on this topic.

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Determination of the Distribution of Monies pursuant to a Trust
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Elysium Law have successfully acted for Trustees in a significant, complex and protracted Part 8 claim for determination of the distribution of monies pursuant to a trust totalling over £5,000,000.

We successfully acted for Trustees in a significant, complex and protracted claim for determining the distribution of monies held from a trust fund with sums in excess of £5,000,000. This claim was very complex as it involved a contested element and was a ‘hybrid’ Part 7 and Part 8 claim. 

The disputed element of the claim was settled after a 17-hour mediation involving Hong Kong-based clients. Overall, the case was conducted over four years, and the settlement agreements were, following complex submissions, approved by the High Court.

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Claims regarding Failed Off-Plan Developments
Professional Negligence|Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Elysium Law were instructed by large groups in multiple claims for professional negligence, breach of trust and breach of contract against conveyancing solicitors relating to off-plan fractional residential development schemes.

These claims, whilst involving different developments were similar in that a Developer marketed and sold units in an off-plan project, predominantly to overseas buyers. These buyers intended to let the units upon completion. The developments use a fractional sales model and buyers typically paid large deposits of 50%-80% of the total purchase price. These deposits were due to be used to fund completion of the project and were held on trust within a ‘buyer company’, usually with the Sellers solicitor as director, pursuant to a legal charge.

The money held within the buyer company was then spent on construction and more pertinently marketing and the buyers lost their deposits with little to no building work completed.

Elysium Law have obtained many multi-million pound recoveries for client groups.

For more information please read our article on this topic.

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What our clients say

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We chose Elysium to advise us on a substantial professional negligence case regarding a failed overseas investment. Elysium focused on every detail of the case, which was fully explained at every stage, as was their cost transparency. They were impactful and effective, and our case was a great success.

Buyer Group, Hong Kong

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