Legal letters ARE NOT your ultimate ‘weapon’! Let’s talk about dispute resolution

by May 9, 2016

I’d like to talk to you about dispute resolution and why legal letters are not your ultimate weapon.

Often when you get people involved in a dispute, I’ll get phone calls from one party saying, “Can you please send a legal letter of demand to this other party, because I’m sick of this dispute and I want a result.”

Unfortunately, the most common reaction to a legal letter is to blow the whole dispute up and make it a lot worse. So what we like to do is look at the problem and what you actually want to achieve. “What is the solution that you’re after?” and let’s aim for that instead.

There are different ways of doing it, and there are all sorts of ways that you can communicate with the other party to firmly stick to the solution that you’re looking for, but to actually work toward a result.

We can help you with crafting emails, or practising conversations and strategies to achieve that result instead of making the dispute 10 times worse. Imagine what it would be like to have that nagging problem resolved and no longer consuming your energy? 

How can Onyx Legal help you?

We can certainly help you if you’d like a letter sent by us, but we’d rather help you with letters you can send with a view to bringing an end to a dispute rather than making it worse. Make an appointment if you’d like our help.