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Dispute Resolution

Accidents and disputes are a fact of life. Whether you are bringing or defending a dispute, we can help you.

At some point in your life, you will likely face a serious dispute, or be involved in an accident. Sometimes these events will require legal support to resolve them.

Bringing a claim against another person or business can be stressful and time-consuming. It’s easy for matters to escalate with costs outweighing the issue in dispute. We understand that sometimes, principles outweigh other factors.

Our dispute resolution team handles all kinds of disputes, litigation, personal injury and medical negligence cases. We know if proceeding is going to be worth your time, money and stress. Overall, our goal is to solve a dispute as painlessly as possible.

When you contact us, we will take the time to understand your needs and advise you as to the various ways in which your dispute might be resolved without the need to proceed through the courts. 

We may suggest mediation whereby negotiations are attempted by a neutral third party. Alternatively, we may suggest arbitration which is similar to a trial but is usually less formal.

Whether or not court proceedings are necessary, from the outset, we will inform you as to the likely cost of the dispute and provide you with regular cost updates. We’ll then attempt to achieve a solution which is right for you.

Our litigator, Jasmine Diedrick, has been with the firm over 21 years. She’s a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and is dedicated to providing a friendly, reliable and efficient service.

If you need a dispute resolved, Jasmine is the solicitor you want on your side. She’s systematic, tenacious and persistent; always focused on delivering the best result for her clients.

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Disputes we handle

  • Personal injury
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment disputes (employee & employer)
  • Property and boundary disputes (owners, neighbours, tenants & landlords)
  • Contractor and consumer disputes
  • Estate and Inheritance disputes, including the inheritance (Property for Family and Dependants Act 1975)
  • Clinical Negligence.

Personal Injury

An accident can have serious consequences for life. You may lose your income, social life and more.

We are specialist personal injury solicitors, working with people who have:

  • suffered an injury in the workplace or public space
  • been in a road traffic collision
  • tripped and slipped in a public or private place.

When you work with us, we’ll seek compensation for injuries, loss of pay, treatment costs, future earnings and the ongoing impact on your life. There are tables of fees that people are entitled to, which we can discuss with you.

If we believe you have a claim, we can represent you under a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means that if your claim is not successful, you do not pay us for our services.

There are instances when we offer a “no win, no fee” option but before offering this, we’d need to see the evidence to assess the case and our ability to win. 

There are many companies who advertise their No Win, No Fee service. What you might not realise is not all those companies are solicitors.

At Hutchinson & Buchanan we only employ fully qualified solicitors with years of experience in the field.

Think twice before agreeing to your insurer handling your claim. In most cases, they will automatically refer your case to their own panel of legal practitioners, who also may not be fully qualified solicitors and may not be local to you. You may never meet the person handling your case.

You have the freedom to choose your own solicitor. If you are advised by your insurer that you cannot use the solicitor of your choice, this is false. We can liaise with your insurer and advise you on how best to proceed.

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Clinical Negligence

The NHS formed in 1948 to serve the medical needs of Brits. However, when a medical practitioner makes a mistake or breaches their duty of care, it can have serious consequences for those who are affected.

More common medical negligence cases include:

  • incorrect treatment
  • a surgical error
  • misdiagnosing an illness.

Cases of medical negligence can be incredibly serious, and unfortunately, they’ve risen a whopping 133% since 2006.

Medical negligence (or clinical negligence) is when a medical or healthcare professional breaches their duty of care. UK’s medical negligence law means you can claim compensation if you have suffered negligence at the hands of a medical professional.

But first, you need to prove two things:

1. That the medical professional failed in their duty of care (fault).
2. That this event caused your situation avoidable suffering (harm).


Medical negligence cases can be complex which is why we work closely with our clients to guide them, and get the best compensation for them.

Your compensation is made up of ‘general’ damages relating to pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, and ‘special’ damages relating to past and future financial loss, such as loss of wages and the cost of care.

The value of your claim depends on factors like pain, suffering, loss of earnings and even future losses, as well as ongoing costs like rehabilitation.

We’ll provide you with what we estimate your compensation will be worth should you proceed.

We deal with the patient and/or the patient’s family.

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I cannot thank Miss Diedrick enough for all she has done for myself and my husband. Always kept me up to date with what was happening with my case. Thank you once again.

Next step, connect with…

Jasmine Diedrick



Please contact us for our process and a quote.

Qualifications and team experience

Jasmine Diedrick
Jasmine qualified as a Solicitor on 01/02/2008 and has been a key member in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.

Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Andrew Hutchinson, Senior Partner.


Our aim is to settle your dispute swiftly, allowing you to get back to your regular routine as soon as possible.

Jasmine and your firm went above and beyond, even after the case was closed. I’m very grateful for all your patience and support.

We’re here to help with your Dispute Resolution.



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