John Barkers Solicitors is able to provide a wide range of services including:
Our civil department is headed by Ian Robinson. Civil litigation is a method of resolving disputes or claims between individuals, companies, local authorities and government departments. Generally such matters fall between two categories. One is based on contract, being an agreement between two or more parties and the other is based on civil wrong caused by one party to another either deliberately or negligently. The range of disputes based on contract can vary from the relatively minor case of purchasing a defective item such as an electric toaster to a multi million pound claim arising as a result of penalty clauses in a building contract. Civil wrongs include cases of personal injury and damage to property and reputation. If you are involved in a dispute with another individual or company we can offer you professional advice on your chances of success and the possible value of your claim. We can negotiate on your behalf and if necessary commence or defend proceedings which, according to the subject matter and the amount of the claim, will be dealt with in either the County Court or High Court.
You may be entitled to Legal Aid for Civil disputes. Find out more on our Legal Aid page or call us on 01472 358686 and speak to one of our friendly staff.
Professional negligence is where a member of a profession has acted for you, another person or a company, which has resulted in you suffering a quantifiable loss. This would include claims against Accountants, Architects, Doctors, Hospitals, Surveyors and even Lawyers!! We regularly instruct specialist Barristers in this area of law along with specialist forensic experts. We can advise you and take action through the courts, to prove your case and recover your loss.
Are you a landlord? Do you have problem tenants? We can advise and help with the recovery of possession through the court system in relation to arrears and breaches of tenancy. If you are in any doubt whatsoever about problems regarding your home contact us for legal advice.
Do you have individuals, a partnership or companies owing you money? We can offer legal advice and a professional service for recovery of debts through the courts, including if appropriate bankruptcy. If you are struggling on a low income and are becoming increasingly worried about debts that you owe, our professional, confidential and comprehensive service can help you to reassess your options. We can offer legal advice and also assist in negotiating reduced payments to your creditors. Community Legal Services Funding is normally available to individuals in some of the above areas of Law, subject to the usual merits and means testing (including the value of your claim) which are imposed by the Legal Services Commission.