Professional negligence

In many situations we need to rely upon the advice of an expert, but what happens when you lose out because of an expert’s poor or careless advice? If you believe that you have suffered losses based upon bad professional advice you may have grounds to make a claim of professional negligence. Claims can be […]

Challenging a Will

If you believe that there is something wrong with a Will or that you have been unfairly denied an inheritance then you may have grounds to make a challenge. It is possible to challenge a Will itself or make a claim under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 if you believe you should […]

Buying a home with an elderly parent

When good intentions turn into a costly dispute When a parent gets older and especially if their partner has died, families sometimes decide to pool their resources and buy a larger home for the whole family to live in. This type of arrangement can benefit everyone. For example, the son or daughter can look after […]

Contentious Probate

Losing a loved one is difficult enough, without becoming involved in a legal dispute over a Will or Estate. Unfortunately though, there are times when issues arise and it is important to get good advice as early as possible. At ORJ we have specialist solicitors who are experienced in helping either beneficiaries or executors through […]

Party Wall Act Injunction

Are you faced with a Party Wall Act Injunction? Are you contemplating applying for one? There are a number of important facts that should be considered very carefully before you do anything else. What is a Party Wall Act Injunction? A court order which tells a party to do something or to stop doing something. Read more […]

A guide to The Party Wall Act

Do you own a building? Yes Do you know what the Party Wall Act is? No If you or your neighbours plan to undertake future building works (including repairs), please proceed with extreme caution! Have you ever woken from a nightmare to the realisation that it wasn’t just a dream? Our client owns a building, […]

A guide to Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

Landlords need to be careful with the collection of rent arrears from commercial tenants now that the landlords self help remedy of distraint – where the landlord was entitled to seize goods belonging to the tenant to pay rent arrears –  has been abolished. With Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, the landlord now has to abide by […]

Can I make a claim against my professional advisor?

In day to day life in business, and in private, the need arises to employ the services of a professional advisor, be it a surveyor, accountant, architect or, dare I say it, a solicitor. But what happens when it all goes wrong between you and your professional advisor, and you believe that there has been […]

ORJ Number 1 for Litigation Services

The litigation team at ORJ has been rated by the Legal 500 as a Tier 1 provider of litigation services.  This follows a number of recent high profile instructions involving cases nationally and internationally. ORJ successfully defended a leading firm of IT providers in a copyright dispute worth over £20 million. The unsuccessful claimant was ordered to […]

Construction Disputes – A Contractors Tale: Defeated Before You Set-off?

Prolonged construction disputes, particularly those involving more than two parties, can have a devastating effect on both profits and cash flow. Using set-off on construction claims, as a means to reduce the financial impact of unresolved disputes can be an extremely effective strategy; however, it is one which does carry risk and must therefore be […]


Many large leases are now coming to an end without renewal, and the prospect of significant disputes relating to dilapidations between landlords and tenants is increasing.  Dealing with dilapidations is not rocket science, the law is pretty simple.  Set out below are some of the things that you need to consider. Almost inevitably, in the […]