Dispute Prevention

Simply put, by out-sourcing the ‘in-house’ legal function to CWD, your business will have immediate and unlimited access to a commercial lawyer for an assessed monthly fee. One of CWD’s solicitors becomes part of your team and serves as your ‘in-house’ General Counsel.

The role has two key benefits. First, your in-house resource is there to draft all contracts and other legal documentation for your business at a fraction of the cost of instructing solicitors under the usual ‘hourly rate’ solicitors model. Having strong contractual documentation in place (for employees, sub-contractors, consultants, shareholders, customers, suppliers, distributors – to name just a few) creates the first line of defence in any legal disputes which might follow.

Second, your in-house legal resource is there to help you resolve any legal issues immediately as they arise. Resolving issues early, within a commercial setting, not a legal one, saves time, saves money and it preserves commercial relationships. Litigation invariably does the opposite – it wastes time, wastes money and destroys commercial relationships.

Our proactive approach

In the world of business, it’s common to deal with legal issues as they arise. But what if there was a way to foresee and avoid these problems before they escalate? That is the aim of CWD’s ‘Dispute Prevention’ service. It’s a proactive approach that provides businesses with a key and cost effective advantage in dispute management.

For businesses large enough to face legal issues regularly, but not large enough to employ an in-house lawyer, tap into CWD for your complete legal resource. This service offers businesses the peace of mind which comes from having immediate access to top-tier legal counsel. By being part of your commercial team, we can deal with and mitigate all legal problems early, upholding the integrity and reputation of your business.

Success stories

Hi Vanessa

Thank you for your email I received the Deed of Settlement this morning.

I would also like to thank you for everything you have done for me. I know it hasn’t been easy or straightforward and I really appreciate all the help you have given. I don’t think I would have made it without your help and support. Hopefully you don’t get too many clients like me.

Hope you and your family are well and coping with this second lockdown.

Again thank you so much.

Kind regards

Hi Vanessa,
I would like to thank you for your commitment and professionalism throughout this case and would happily recommend you guys to any other poor sod in the same predicament.

Morning Vanessa,
I would also like to express my thanks and appreciation for your hard work on this case. Throughout, you have remained professional and provided us with excellent advice of which we are both grateful.

When I searched for a law firm to take on this case, I Googled, found CWD and read a few reviews on the firm. I have to say that CWD should feel proud to have you and equally, I would have no hesitation in recommending CWD.

Whilst the result was not a clean break, an 80% reduction with no extras and repayment of the last 3 months is an amazing achievement; variation of spousal maintenance is a very difficult case to prove!!

Thank you for everything, you have been truly amazing. My future is sunny now, for which I will always remember you.


I would just like to close by saying that I genuinely appreciate everything you have done for me. Not only have you been extremely professional, but you also brought a human and understanding element into a very stressful and unpleasant situation and made everything so much easier to cope with.

In the nicest possible way, I hope that we don’t have to meet again on a professional basis. I wish you and yours well and hope that those who have need of your services in the future will appreciate you and everything you do for them.

I have employed Simon Terry on several occasions, over 10 years, ranging from personal legal issues to Mergers and Acquisitions. I have found Simon to be efficient, professional and cost effective. Simon is highly results focussed, very effective and a pleasure to do business with.

I would recommend Simon without hesitation and I will continue to work with him in the future.

David Sowerbutts, CEO, Oxygen Associates Limited (Management Consulting Company to FTSE100 Major Enterprises).