Dispute Resolution

P.A. Duffy and Company have offices in Co. Tyrone and Dublin, this means we are uniquely positioned to deal with Litigation and Dispute Resolution matters in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Our commercial law team works with local businesses as well as large multi-national businesses. Our expert commercial solicitors understand the complexities of running a business and our approach is to take swift action with a view to resolving disputes in an expedient and effective manner.

There is a vast array of dispute resolution methods which our commercial solicitors use including litigation, mediation and arbitration. Our commercial solicitors will take instructions from our client’s and always choose the method which is most beneficial to our client’s needs.

Case Study

We have devised a hypothetical scenario which may help you to understand how dispute resolution methods operate in practice:

Colm is the director of a company who sell large engineering machinery throughout Ireland and the UK. Colm sold two machines to a customer in Co. Galway for a total of £28,000. Colm applied his companies’ usual protocol for payment of invoices, allowing 28 days for the payment of the invoice. He then sent a reminder letter asking that the invoice be paid within 14 days. When this time elapsed he made a phone call to the debtor and instructed that he would allow a further 14 days but if no payment was received he would be pursuing legal action. The invoice was not paid.

Colm approached our commercial law team who sent a pre action letter to the debtor stating that they had breached a contract for goods by failing to pay their invoice, which has resulted in our client sustaining a significant financial loss. They were given a further 21 days to make payment of this invoice with the threat of Court Proceedings if they did not.

No payment was received. Colm took his solicitors advice that the best way to proceed was by way of litigation. Court Proceedings were issued seeking full payment of the debt. Prior to the Hearing date for the case the debtor’s solicitor and Colm’s solicitor entered into negotiations and it was agreed that the debtor would pay the invoice in full with any added interest if Colm agreed to drop the case against him. Colm was happy with this outcome and instructed his solicitor to accept the offer.



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Accident at Work Client

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Immigration Client

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Medical Negligence Client

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Family Client

Hi Seanin,

Many thanks for all your help, excellent to have it before Christmas.

Thank you for your professional handling on this throughout, really made it hassle free.

Happy Christmas from us all.

Road Traffic Accident Client


Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your help with my accident at work case. I was struggling financially after having to take time of work as a result of my injury. The settlement you negotiated for me has helped to relieve this pressure and ultimately give me peace of mind.


Accident at work client


I just wanted to express my gratitude for the way in which you handled my case. I will certainly be recommending your services.

Family Client


Thank you so much for your understanding and help in relation to my recent Human Rights Enquiry. I am so grateful for all your help and I am looking forward to working with you.


Thank you very much for all your help. I am delighted with the outcome of my claim.


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Thank you for all your help with completing all the necessary paperwork for the Home Office for my Visa Application. I would really recommend you to all my family and friends.

Your commitment to this case was second to none as always Seanin, thank you for all your help!

Road Traffic Accident Client

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Conveyancing Client

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Personal Injury Client

I just wanted to thank you for your hard work with my claim after my road traffic accident in the South. I did not realise the benefits of issuing proceedings in the Republic of Ireland until you explained that the level of damages there are much higher than they are in Northern Ireland. Should anything else arise I will let you know. Thanks again.

Republic of Ireland RTA client

Morning Judith,

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Family Law Client

I am extremely grateful to Conal and his medical negligence team for the way in which they handled my case. Conal’s expertise and work ethic has helped me to secure a settlement that has far exceeded any expectations I had. I want to thank Conal in particular for his persistence with my case, his commitment and professionalism have been top class.

Medical Negligence Client

I heard about PA Duffy online as they were advertising their free wills month in April 2019 in aid of a local charity. I found the idea of making a Will a little bit daunting. However, Kieran could not have been more helpful and he was able to advise me on how best to structure my Will in order to benefit my loved ones. It is a nice feeling to know that my assets are secure and that my children will be provided for should the worst happen.

Wills and Probate Client

Seanin was dealing with my case. I am extremely happy with the way in which Seanin and all at PA Duffy handled my case.

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Thank you very much for the fantastic job you have done on the sale of our property!! We are delighted with how smoothly the whole process went and cannot thank you enough. We appreciate everything you have done. Thank you again.



Just wanted to get in touch to thank you for all your help. I am now getting regular contact with my son and am extremely happy with this outcome.

Family Law Client

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Thank you again and we will be recommending your services.

Conveyancing client

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