Healys’ litigation team are experts in dispute resolution. We resolve disputes on behalf of our clients by understanding the best means of achieving our clients’ aims. In the vast majority of cases, this will be to conclude matters as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. However, there may be other commercial considerations affecting strategy.
Dispute resolution testimonials
They provide sound advice and listen very carefully. I like the fact that each issue or query is attended almost immediately and they are always available over the phone or Zoom. I’m working with David Bailey, who is highly professional and always makes sure we are both on the same page before taking any action.
Client testimonialLegal 500
David Bailey was extremely good, professional and knowledgeable, and controlled the case extremely well, dealing with other solicitors very well and when it came to dealing with the insurance companies representing the other solicitors and barrister we were pursuing he was supreme and won us the case against them.
Client testimonialLegal 500
I appreciate your support and help throughout the process, and should I need any assistance in the future, I know where to go. David Bailey, thank you for making this happen!
We used Healys to resolve a family property ownership dispute and were impressed with their services. Thank you to Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution David Bailey (in particular) for his professionalism, guidance and support for what was a very emotional case. We’re so pleased that we had David fighting our corner and securing the outcome that we had hoped for.
Just a short note to thank David Bailey for the way in which you helped us through the settlement process with Goodlaw. I was expecting competence but was impressed with the perceptive way in which you read the situation, intuited what we were looking for and helped us achieve that. It could have been stressful and unpleasant; it wasn’t, largely thanks to you. We’re very grateful.
We would just like to thank both David Bailey and Charlie Bratley for all your work throughout this case; it has been a very unusual case for us but it has now finally completed!
Stacey Mower - Senior Collections OfficerIpswich Building Society
David Bailey is always approachable, listens to appreciate each critical issue. His extensive knowledge, experience and grasp of issues enables him to provide effective tactical, commercial and pragmatic advice, always in a clear and calm manner.
I have had the misfortune to experience the devastating impact of an Architects error in the plans for an extension and loft conversion to my home. Although I was initially anxious about approaching a law firm, I chose Healys LLP based on their reputation and experience in professional negligence cases and I have not been disappointed. David Bailey is both personable and approachable and I have felt able to discuss any of my concerns with him, and to seek clarification where needed. David provided me with clear and understandable information about the process of litigation, the technical aspects of the case and its relevant merits which has enabled me to make an informed decision about how to proceed. I feel that David not only listened to my concerns, but fully understood the impact that this has had on me both financially and personally too. David’s professional knowledge and support has been much appreciated and reassuring to me at a time when I felt there was no options for me to achieve a positive outcome in this situation.
Having instructed David Bailey over a number of years in relation to professional negligence matters against both valuers and solicitors we have found him to be an excellent lawyer, very adept at resolving disputes between professionals with a most efficient, capable, diligent and commercial approach. The client communication he provides is always concise and accurate and cases are moved forward in a timely fashion.
Dean AtkinsParatus AMC Limited
David Bailey and his team at Healys are helping us with a complex and frustrating legal professional negligence claim. Throughout the process to date David has given us clear and succinct advice and has ensured that we understand the sometimes bewildering practice and procedures involved. He is also diligent in keeping us up-to-date on costs. We have every confidence that David will secure a satisfactory outcome for us and have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
I first encountered David Bailey at a council of mortgage lenders event. He was giving a presentation in which I was particularly interested. Subsequent to that meeting David became my point of contact for cases which have proven to be difficult in my eyes. He has been clear and concise in his advice. In addition he is patient and gives options that keep actions at a practical level. I feel confident in acting upon that advice.
Throughout my career I have had extensive and diverse interaction with many talented legal and business professionals, but I can say without hesitation or reserve, that David Bailey is quite simply one of the best commercial litigators and pragmatic individuals I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Possessing a sharp mind, extensive network of exceptional specialists, and what appears to be endless energy, he just rolls his sleeves up and gets the job done – installing confidence and integrity – and all with an unparalleled commitment to achieving success for his clients. Perhaps the clearest indication I can give is that if I were to face further legal challenges in the future he is the first man I want on my team. A rare find.
I met with David Bailey twelve years ago when one of our international trade suppliers wrongly tried to demand payment from our bank pursuant to an Irrevocable Letter of Credit (guarantee). We had a very delicate situation because our bank was required to honour its guarantee in spite of the fact we had drawn their attention to foul play. David took this matter in hand and not only stopped the bank paying the supplier but later on he closed the full matter to our full our satisfaction. Since then we have given six more cases to David involving complex issues such as unfair prejudice pensions, and rights of ownership of plant worth £2.7 million and he either won them for us or arrived at a satisfactory agreement with the other side.
Lajos Gati – Director
“David Bailey has kept me fully updated with the progress of my case. I feel that he has handled it with sensitivity and professionalism, and although we are not yet at a resolution, I am still confident that I am in good hands”….”David Bailey is an excellent lawyer and very effective with more demanding clients. He takes a grip on the case and plans and executes strategy from the outset, so the case develops with a focused, lean approach.”…..”The stand-out partner is David Bailey. David is vastly experienced but remains extremely approachable and takes time to listen to appreciate each critical issue. David provides effective tactical, commercial and pragmatic advice, in a clear and calm manner.”
Client testimonialsLegal 500 2022
Nicholas Taylor ‘has a strong understanding of the television sector’ and advises social media companies and other clients on trade mark and copyright infringement.
We have collaborated with this firm for many years and especially with Nicholas Taylor. I am very impressed and satisfied with their level of professionalism, efficiency and integrity. Nicholas Taylor uses a practical approach for solving problems and he is very effective with complicated matters.
We were referred to Nicholas Taylor when we found ourselves facing a very much unexpected and unfamiliar situation. He was very professional and after an initial meeting put us at ease. From that point we found him very good to work with and were very satisfied with the outcome he achieved. We would happily recommend him.
Peter Thornton - CFOThe Piano Works
I wanted to thank Nicholas Taylor for the efficient and decisive manner dealing with my case. The underlying sentiments of defamation by a family member were very evident to all, but it took a skilled legal practitioner to be able to cut through the non-material issues and produce a firm, but fair response to the individual who originally made the libellous remarks. Both of your letters articulated the highly malicious and libellous statements made by such individual and the consequences, if the remarks were not withdrawn swiftly. It is wholly refreshing to find such professionalism which resolved this matter so promptly. Thank you again.
Friendly and professional service. Good communication, and a no nonsense approach to my problem. Will definitely use Nicholas Taylor again should we have any copyright difficulties in the future.
Nick Taylor was a massive help winning us a settlement over a property dispute. He was professional throughout and very informative, putting our minds at rest whenever we needed it. He was always contactable and a pleasure to deal with. We would highly recommend him. He is clearly an expert in his field, knew exactly how to negotiate the terms of our settlement to our advantage, and someone we would definitely use again.
Nick Taylor has been a great help sorting problems with regard to my show business career, also many other legal problems. I would highly recommend him as I have put him in touch with other friends in the music and film industry and he has performed superlatively.
Nicholas Taylor was absolutely fantastic in addressing some significant issues I had with a tenant. I can’t speak more highly about the manner in which he approached both the issue and myself throughout all the stages of the proceedings. Highly recommended.
Simon BrockmanRegional Business Director APAC
I write to personally say a special thank you to Robert Johnson for dealing with a very difficult situation and achieving a very positive outcome all in my absence. The prompt feedback was excellent, clear and of course the result was even better and I did not have to leave Dublin. So simply put a big thanks to Robert and Healys!
I have worked with Robert Johnson on a number occasions and am always impressed by his calm and considered approach, and unyielding commitment to achieving the best outcome for his client. As an independent expert, I can rely on Robert to have a sound grasp of the key issues and to provide me with clear, focused instructions that will help to ensure that my evidence is relevant to the issues in dispute.
Moira Hindson – Kingston Smith LLP
Michael Ellis represented me in the restoration of a dissolved UK company and also the return of a substantial sum of money from Bona Vacantia. I found Michael incredibly well informed, very competent, a great communicator and very effective. My company was restored in quick time and my funds returned. I highly recommend Michael Ellis for legal work in general.
I cannot thank Michael Ellis enough for his service and support; he was very knowledgeable and explained everything in an easy and understandable manner. Nothing was too much trouble and Michael was always contactable and responded quickly to queries. 10 out of 10. Thank you!
You’re a genius. Please bite their hand off!…… Very many thanks – a really good result! That’s great news. Thank you so much for all your hard work – I’m not embarrassed to say that we would never have achieved this result without your drive, professional knowledge and persistence.
Finance Director of a Principal Contractor
The professional service and excellent guidance provided by Healys has enabled us to resolve legal disputes both effectively and economically on more than one occasion. I would recommend them to anyone who is in need of solid and reliable legal advice.
Thanks for the professional job done in the case, excellent…once again great job, thanks.
A B Community Services Limited
I am writing to say how much both Ian and I have appreciated your professional expertise throughout the course of this complex and high value litigation. Not only were you willing to take the matter on at short notice, when it required urgent action, but you mastered the facts and our instructions amazingly quickly and provided sound and practical advice from the outset, unlike our previous firm of solicitors. We were particularly impressed by your proactive approach to defending the claim against us, which resulted in the claimants agreeing to ADR, and the subsequent settlement. Your understanding of the commercial and cost implications of the litigation was in stark contrast to the approach taken by some of the other lawyers involved in this matter. We have no doubt that the settlement reached would not have been achieved without your commitment and tactical awareness in driving the negotiations to a successful conclusion. One of the other parties involved in the mediation subsequently told us that he wished you had been representing him! You have kept us fully informed throughout and achieved the aim that we set at our initial meeting – an aim which appeared almost unachievable at the outset. Thanks to your efforts, our business can now resume its business, and for this, we are most grateful.
Gerry FlynnDirector, UPS Company
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the support you have given us all as a business at Vox and also the advice dispensed. I think your help during the mediation session was second to none, as well as the support during the strike out etc. At all times you were very professional and indeed gave us all some comfort factor. I would without doubt recommend Healys to anyone in the future.
Robert HamiltonManaging Director, The UPS Company
Just wanted to say how impressed I’ve been with Gemma Williams and everything she’s done for me. It’s very much appreciated and I truly value her tenacity, professionalism and dedication. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
I am delighted with Gemma Williams work and want her to act for me.
Should I require any further legal help in your field you will be the first person that I turn to.
I am writing to express my appreciation for the quality of legal advice and assistance that we have received from Jerome O’Sullivan during the above complex litigation. Jerome was able to secure a success at trial in the High Court after two years of hard-fought litigation. I was particularly impressed by the thorough way in which he prepared for an intense three party mediation session and the robust way in which he represented our interests during the mediation. Jerome takes a proactive approach to litigation and he seeks to keep his opponents on the “back foot”. I received regular bills so there were no surprises in relation to charges. He issued regular estimates throughout the proceedings and his ultimate charges were within those estimates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jerome to clients who find themselves involved in similar high-value and complex commercial disputes.
Mr Erman Vardar
Jerome O’Sullivan has always given us practical and accurate legal advice in regard to the legal and quantum aspects of disputes. He is very practical and commercial and has a very good negotiating abilities. His strategic and tactical focus is on reaching an acceptable settlement as soon as reasonably possible, with a view to avoiding us suffering the costs and risks of a trial lasting several weeks.
John Keehan - Finance DirectorKeltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd
I “hired” Jerome O’Sullivan , to provide me with expert advice and guidance in a compensation claim against a well know and high profile bank. From the outset, he gave me excellent advice, and predicted how the claim would proceed. He was entirely correct, and whenever I started to consider accepting the bank’s offer, Jerome told me to ” hold my line “. He did this on at least three occasions. His understanding of the law, his sensitivity to his client , his constant updating me of the situation and above all his experience of claims such as mine ensured that we achieved the optimal outcome.