The 1st July 2013 represents our third birthday and I pleased to say that the firm goes from strength to strength.

When I set up the firm the intent was to create a niche commercial practice servicing the business community of Essex and the surrounding counties, drawing on my wide commercial experience of being legal counsel for quoted companies for nearly nine years. The aim was to provide cost effective and pragmatic legal solutions of the highest quality; to be our client’s preferred advisor. The fact that the vast majority of our work comes from repeat instructions and recommendations means that I can be confident that I am achieving what I set out to achieve back in 2010.

In three years we have conducted numerous adjudications, all of which to date have been successful. We have successfully pursued and defended several cases in the county court, recovering damages and settling claims favourably for all of our clients. We have succeeded in the High Court and TCC and have undertaken several high net worth employment cases. We have undertaken litigation out of jurisdiction. The majority of the dispute work we undertake does not get as far as court and that which does usually settles early. Our work is not confined to contentious disputes; contract drafting, business terms and arrangements continue to take up a fair amount of our time.

The vast majority of our clients are from the construction sector but our work is by no means limited to such clients. Our clients include educational establishments, finance companies, recruitment companies, the medical professions, the catering sector; investment and property companies, facilities management companies, hire companies and general manufacturers. The common theme is that we have a 100% satisfaction rate with our client which is doubtless driven by our desire to ensure our clients return to us and recommend us.

We offer pragmatic commercial solutions not losing sight of the fact that it is our job to ensure you succeed, that you think you have had value for money and are not exposed to undue risk.

On a final note I can say that although I qualified as a solicitor in 1997, it is the last two years that have given me true satisfaction. The firm was set up in a difficult financial climate and has flourished. I look forward to what can be achieved in the next three years.

Matthew Dillon