Civil Litigation

 

When a dispute is getting out of hand you should take early legal advice on how to respond to it.

 

If you are thinking of suing someone, we can give advice on how the system works, what court to claim in and how to maximise your chances of winning your case. If someone is suing you, we can give advice on how they can get money from you, your rights and related matters such as bankruptcy.

Commercial Litigation

 

Commercial litigation involves the resolution of disputes arising in the corporate and commercial sectors, such as contractual disputes, banking transactions, civil fraud, corporate governance,  share capital reorganisations and professional negligence.

 

If you have a problem in any of these areas please don’t hesitate to contact McCluskey Browne.

Debt Recovery

 

There are a number of different strategies that can be used when wishing to recover a debt. We will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular problem.

Corporate Recovery & Insolvency

 

It is a well known fact that many business failures could have been avoided if the owners had taken the right advice at the right time. Some of the commonest causes of company collapse are bad debts, reduced demand, excessive borrowing, and low property values. All too often business owners do not face up to these problems until it is too late.

 

Moreover, directors who ignore such problems run the risk of committing offences under the Insolvency Act such as fraudulent trading, misfeasance, wrongful trading, and preferential or undervalued transactions – for which the penalty might be disqualification, or worse!

 

The key is to seek professional help as soon as the first signs of difficulty appear. With timely advice a company may be saved from liquidation or receivership, particularly if there is a genuinely profitable core to the business.

We can help you identify the cause of your problems and recommend solutions.

 

If it is necessary for your business to go into administration, receivership, or insolvency, we can advise and assist you, but the best advice is to contact us at an early stage and recommend appropriate courses of action in good time.

Personal Injury

 

We understand that accidents resulting in personal injury can occur.  Whether this is a road traffic accident, injury at work, or as a result of faulty equipment, we know that wherever there is human activity there is the potential for injury which may result in you having a claim.  Likewise, if someone has failed to take proper care of you, and you are injured as a result, then you may also have a claim.

 

Our dedicated Personal Injury lawyer has experience in acting for clients in all areas of Personal Injury including:

 

• accidents at work - accidents in public places

 

• actions against the Police - child abuse / claims against local authorities

 

• criminal injuries - fatal accidents

 

• faulty products - head injuries

 

• injuries to children - motorcycle accidents

 

• road accidents - work related claims (e.g. asbestosis, mesothelioma, repetitive strain injury)

 

• tripping and slipping injuries - spinal injuries

Separation and Divorce

 

We can help with divorce, separation and all children matters (contact/residence disputes), pre-nuptial, post–nuptial and co-habitation agreements.

 

The team has particular expertise in advising and representing unmarried couples when relationships break down, especially where money or children are involved.  Our clients range from high net-worth individuals to those who qualify for public funding (Legal Aid).

 

Divorce

 

A typical divorce normally takes six to eighteen months to complete depending on the issues involved.

 

Reasons for you to choose us

 

Many local firms are moving away from providing Family Law services mainly because of financial reasons.  McCluskey Browne has continued to actively build this area of the practice and has developed a strong reputation.

 

We believe our success is based on a practical yet compassionate approach, good working relationships and, most importantly, treating all clients, regardless of status, with respect.

Child Law

 

We can help with all child related matters (contact/residence disputes).

 

Our team has an excellent local reputation for undertaking childcare work, including the representation of parents, children, grandparents, extended family members and occasionally the Local Authority. We also offer a skilled service to couples wishing to foster or adopt children.

 

The team has particular expertise in advising and representing unmarried couples when relationships break down, especially where money or children are involved.  Our clients range from high net-worth individuals to those who qualify for public funding (Legal Aid).

 

Children

 

Children matters are dealt with in a conciliatory manner where possible, keeping stress to a minimum. We encourage negotiation and mediation as a means to settlement.

 

McCluskey Browne has developed a strong reputation in the provision of Family Law Services.  We believe our success is based on a practical yet compassionate approach, good working relationships and, most importantly, treating all clients, regardless of status, with respect.

Employment

 

For Businesses

 

We know how vital it is for you to have the right people doing the right jobs and on the right terms.  McCluskey Browne can help you meet the harsh demands of ever-changing employment law.

 

We will work in partnership with you and share our knowledge.  Our aim is to equip you to handle the many and varied challenges you face in building a thriving and sustainable organisation.

 

Services we can offer you include:

 

• drafting and reviewing policies and contracts of employment

 

• disciplinary and grievance investigations

 

• redundancies / restructuring

 

• Compromise Agreements

 

• defending Employment Tribunal claims

 

For Individuals

 

McCluskey Browne recognise that for many employees leaving a job, starting a new job and dealing with difficult situations at work can be stressful.  At times like this, clear and supportive advice can make all the difference.

We are committed to helping you make the right decisions about whether to take a job and the terms of your joining, or whether to leave a job and the terms of  your departure.   In the event that it all goes wrong, we are also able to help you to make the best of that situation.

 

Our Services

 

Services we provide include:

 

• advising on Compromise Agreements – we will advise you on whether you are being offered a good deal and, if not, what you could do about it.  We will go through the agreement with you so that you understand it and help you to assess your options

 

• advice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures – our team will help you understand where the procedure might end up, how best to approach it and what your options are for dealing with the process and its outcome

 

• negotiating Executive Severance Packages – we can help you assess your situation and set appropriate goals for the negotiation.  Our team will negotiate hard to help you reach those goals and do so for a fair price

 

• advice on Restrictive Covenants

 

• advice on Contracts of Employment

 

• bringing Employment Tribunal claims

 

From unfair dismissal through to discrimination claims and deductions from wages (and many more), we are committed both to providing you with the advice and support that you need, and to achieving the best result that we can for you.  Sean Lynch has a long track record in securing excellent results for our clients, whether by negotiation or by representation at an employment tribunal.

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