Resolving Conflict

Try as we might to avoid them, disputes can and do arise. If they do, we can help.
Our team of litigation specialists will do all they can to help prevent disputes arising, or see if there is any way in which the problem can be resolved at an early stage.
Jeremy has long experience in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, and will do his utmost to assist in solving difficult issues between people even when it seems impossible to bridge the gap.
At all times your best interests are first and foremost. But if your case can only be resolved in court  Jeremy  as a solicitor-advocate can represent you on the day or we can brief a barrister for you, or even advise you how to conduct a small claims hearing yourself if you prefer.
The sorts of disputes we commonly manage include:

Landlord & Tenant Disputes 

Landlord and tenant relationships revolve around someone's home, and it’s vital that these relationships are kept fair and professional.  We help people deal with issues in areas such as notice periods, unacceptable behaviour and health and safety in the home.

Inheritance Claims

Jeremy has substantial experience of dealing with contested wills and estates, acting both on behalf of claimants and defendants.


Our experience covers contractual, professional and educational negligence, as well as landlord and tenant issues.


We often act in cases involving the sale or purchase of animals, or injuries they cause, especially horses. Jeremy is an equine specialist and member of the Equine and Animal Lawyers Association.
For more information, or to arrange an initial meeting, please contact Jeremy Pickworth on 01937 547 001 or email

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Coronavirus - update

Please be advised in accordance with Government guidelines we have taken the difficult yet important decision to prioritise our staff and clients’ health and wellbeing in light of the Coronavirus. As such we have made temporary changes to our working patterns. Please be assured so far as is possible we are still operating ‘business as usual’ although to protect everyone, we are now largely working from home and conducting meetings remotely/electronically. In order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and our valued clients, our main office will not be open to the public and we would appreciate where possible, any correspondence to be sent via email to your case manager directly or to our central address which is
Please avoid sending any payments by cheque and instead send all payments directly to us via bank transfer or make payments over the telephone to 01937 547004.
Please note any emails and/or telephone calls to your case manager will still be accessed as normal and your case will be progressed.  We are sure that you understand in the current circumstances, your case may be passed on to an alternative fee earner.
Please also note than any email communication during this time will automatically be copied to one of our partners as well as your case manager. 
Our central office telephone number 01937 547000 is still being operated as normal during our business hours of 9am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
On behalf of all of the partners and team at Hartlaw LLP, we thank you for your continued support during these difficult times. Please be assured we remain committed to providing the highest quality of service and legal advice to our clients and the local community and we hope that you all stay safe and look after each other.