French dispute resolution

Sometimes it’s not the language that’s the problem. The French law team at Tees can help you resolve disputes in France quickly and efficiently.

Hervé Blatry, Bishop's Stortford

If you do business or own property in France, you’ll already know that the legal system there is very different to that in England. And we all know that relationships, both professional and personal, can sometimes go wrong.

Even if you speak fluent French, you may feel that there’s no other option but to get legal advice on how you can resolve your difficulties. That's where we can help. Tees is an English law firm, but we have the expertise (and practical experience) to guide you through disputes and litigation in France.

How we can help you

Our French lawyer, avocat Hervé Blatry, is on hand to guide you through the French system. Hervé qualified in France and had extensive experience in the French courts before coming to the UK. He has dealt with many different types of cases, including:

  • construction disputes
  • property purchases
  • disputes with banks regarding mortgages
  • commercial contracts disputes

Hervé is highly experienced, with the practical knowledge of the French courts to support you. So, whatever your situation, Tees can help.

Our approach to French disputes and litigation

When you come to Hervé for help, he’ll listen carefully to what has happened and establish all the facts. He’ll try to work out with you whether an amicable solution can be reached and if it can, he’ll draw up a settlement agreement for you.  

If you and the other party are happy with this, you’ll both sign the agreement and that’s an end to the dispute, even if you have already started legal proceedings in France. However, if legal action can’t be avoided, Hervé will work with an experienced, correspondent lawyer in France to bring the action in the French courts. We’ll keep you informed of what’s going on and we’ll provide English translations of all relevant documents if you need us to. We’ll also keep an eye on costs for you and inform you of any fees and charges. Hervé will be able to explain the French legal processes to you – and don’t worry, he’s completely bilingual, so he’ll talk to you in plain English too!

What to do next

If you’ve run into difficulties in the course of your business or property dealings in France, our French law experts can help you resolve them quickly and efficiently. Call us for a free and confidential discussion about how we can help.

Call our French law solicitors on 0800 0131165

For an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will contact you.

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