Civil Litigation

Professional service with a personal touch.

At Charsley Harrison LLP, our Windsor civil litigation solicitors provide practical legal support to individual and corporate clients involved in legal disputes. Over many years, the firm has brought and defended many types of non-criminal legal claims ranging from debt collection to complex contractual disputes.

Civil Litigation

Fixed-Fee Appointments

Getting the right solicitor in place for your case or transaction is crucial. To help you make a decision, we offer an initial fixed fee 30 minute interview to give you preliminary outline advice and discuss how we can work for you.

Potential benefits weighed against what you have to lose

If you are owed money from a customer or a false claim has been made against you, it is completely natural to want to defend yourself, but litigation is full of risk. Court cases are unpredictable, and the toll on a business or the disruption to your personal life caused by long-running disputes is difficult to overestimate.

We use the wide experience gained over many years together with technical legal skills and practical knowledge of the intricacies of the litigation procedures to give you the best advice available. We invest time in understanding the situation as a whole so that we can give you an early and expert analysis of how best to proceed. This might involve negotiation and mediation, or we may take the view that you should begin formal proceedings.


Partner, Paul Owen, takes the lead in our litigation work. He understands that costs are a major concern and uppermost in people’s minds when they first come to see us. We want our advice to be cost-effective. There is no question of leaving you in any doubt about the financial consequences of any action we take for you. We are happy to limit our advice to specific stages of your case so that costs are more easily managed.


Our work regularly involves:

  • Contract disputes;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Employment cases — including breach of covenants such as restrictive covenant enforcement, Settlement Agreements (formerly “Compromise Agreements”), redundancy and unfair dismissal;
  • Breach of fiduciary duty in employment and unlawful diversion of business opportunities by employees or ex-employees;
  • Debt recovery and insolvency;
  • Commercial landlord and tenant issues — including forfeiture and dilapidation claims;
  • Residential landlord and tenant issues — relating to long leasehold flats and disputes with freeholders and management companies;
  • Rent arears and possession claims;
  • Boundary and Party Wall disputes;
  • Property ownership disputes;
  • Family disputes and non-matrimonial disputes over assets;
  • Contested probate and inheritance claims;
  • Injunctions;
  • Nuisance and trespass claims;
  • Consumer contract disputes.

Please note that we do not undertake civil litigation on a legal aid basis or conditional fee agreement.