Resolving neighbour disputes with help from direct access barristers

Unfortunately, disputes between neighbours occur all too frequently and they can have a significant impact on the people involved. While a disagreement may arise due to a fairly minor issue, it can quickly spiral out of control. As a result, people often find that neighbour disputes have a detrimental effect on their lives as a whole.

With many people keen to extend their properties, this is often a contentious issue for neighbours. Even when planning permission has been granted, disputes can arise if the actual work deviates from the plans in any way.

If neighbours assume that they have a right of way over your land, for example, you may need to take action against them. Similarly, if neighbours continue to use your property or land when you’ve asked them not to, civil dispute barristers may need to act on your behalf in order to resolve the issue.

Although many people aim to keep relations with their neighbours amicable, this is unlikely to happen if the dispute continues for months or even years. By taking action with direct access barristers, you can ensure that the issue is settled as quickly as possible.

How can civil dispute barristers help?

Civil disputes can arise in various forms and direct access barristers may be able to help. By working with an experienced lawyer, you can ensure that they have expertise in the relevant area of law and that they’re able to help manage your case.

As well as informing you of your rights and options, public access barristers can take the matter all the way to court, if needed. While there are often alternative resolutions available, you can rely on your direct access barrister to provide you with legal representation if the matter with your neighbour is referred to court.

What about the cost?

When people have a civil dispute, they sometimes seek help from a solicitor. In many cases, however, the issue is then referred to a barrister as well and this can increase the cost. One of the main advantages of using direct access barristers is the reduced cost of accessing legal representation.

By working with one legal professional, you can reduce your expenditure whilst still accessing the assistance you need. To find out more, why not contact a civil dispute barrister today?

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Using A Barrister To Deal With Your Neighbour Issues And Disputes

Neighbours can fallout over many reasons such as excessive music, loud pets and/or boundary disputes. It can be emotionally draining and very expensive to take your neighbour to court so lets discuss today how else we can potentially deal with these neighbours.

Even neighbours you get on with could start a dispute at any time for example, if you decide to plant a tree in the garden that they know if the future might block their sunlight.

First and foremost you should always try explaining to your neighbour in a calm and polite manner of your point of view and how you can ensure it never becomes an issue. Until you point out the obvious your neighbour they might not know how petty they are being and you might find a resolution.

You should also be open minded and willing to find the best resolution for both of you. Never be demanding because nobody ever wants to be told what to do.

You should always do this face-to-face because there is nothing more under-miming than coming home to a letter or note from your neighbour moaning about the civil dispute. This will also avoid any mis-interpretation.

Always remember that your main aim is to resolve the issue and keep a good relationship between you and your neighbour. Because you never know how long you will have to live next to them for, so always keep this in mind.


If you’ve tried several times with your neighbour and still cannot get any resolution then you could seek mediation from an unrelated third party.

You can setup a voluntary mediation session on neutral ground that you and your neighbour can attend. Because the mediator is impartial they will facilitate the discussion and take on board both sides of the story allowing both parties to clearly speak on their side of the matter. Always remember that a mediator isn’t a judge and cannot force anyone to do anything. They attempt to find resolution and make a recommendation that you can choose to either follow or ignore.

If the neighbour is a tenant you could also raise this issue with the landlord. Because the landlord is ultimately responsible for the tenant in his property.

If this is a noise dispute then you can complain to the local council. The local council will investigate and decide if there are any legal obligations here. If there are laws governing the dispute then the local council can issue notices. If this is ignored then penalties can be imposed forcing the neighbour to resolve the dispute.

If your neighbour is abusive or violent then you can report such anti-social behaviour immediately to the police. Any other anti-social behaviour e.g. discrimination can be reported to the local council to make a formal complaint.

Legal Action

Your last resort is always legal action and potentially court proceedings. This is also likely to ruin any long term relationship with your neighbour but will get the issue resolved. Because of changes in regulations you can now ask barristers directly for advice and then representation instead of solicitors.

So if you have no other choice, contact Barristers 4U today for expert legal advice to resolve your civil dispute today and get a free no obligation quote.