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Deeside Business Forum

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 from 08:30 to 10:30 (GMT)

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Business Disputes – Quick & Cost Effective Resolution: Seminar

Tuesday 13th December 2016: 8.30am – 10.30am in the Boardroom at the Northop site of Coleg Cambria


Nobody likes commercial disputes but they are part of everyday business life. However, all too often SMEs lose money by failing to tackle disputes early on and worse still, SMEs face a litigation landscape which is hostile. This FREE seminar will be of interest to anyone who wants to know more about the tools that they can employ to stand up for themselves through the courts if they need to. The interactive business seminar will be led by John Lambe, Head of Litigation at Hillyer McKeown Solicitors and will cover:


  • Access to justice for SMEs: Problems and solutions (John Lambe)
  • How to win in the small claims court – A practical guide (Michelle Mayoh)
  • Getting paid: Avoiding the pitfalls (Alex Irwin)
  • Resolving disputes: Alternatives to litigation (John Lambe)


We will show you how to win in the small claims court – If writing off such debts is not an option you want to settle for, we will provide a step-by-step guide, including practical tips to maximise your chances of successfully recovering what’s owed to you.

If you run out of cash, you run out of business – It has been reported that 90% of businesses fail within the first two years of trading. This can be down to a number of factors, but usually this is down to failing get to grip with cash flow. We will show you how to streamline your collection policies and provide advice on the collection options and procedures available should something go wrong.


About John Lambe – Head of Litigation - Hillyer McKeown Solicitors:

John leads HM’s dispute resolution team and is recommended by Legal 500 as ‘highly rated’. He has extensive experience of handling the court process, including large and complex disputes before the High Court and Court of Appeal.   


About Michelle Mayoh – Barrister/In-house Counsel - Hillyer McKeown Solicitors:

Michelle is a commercial barrister with over 13 years’ experience in leading North West chambers prior to joining HM in May 2016. Working in-house means she now offers clients direct access to the services of a barrister including specialist advice, drafting and advocacy.


About Alex Irwin– Debt Manager - Hillyer McKeown Solicitors:

Alex has over 12 years’ experience in the legal recoveries sector and is responsible for the firm’s commercial debt recovery service, maintaining client relationships, management of cases and supporting the firm’s litigation and insolvency teams.











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Coleg Cambria - Northop
Holywell Road
CH7 6AA Northop
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 from 08:30 to 10:30 (GMT)

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Deeside Business Forum

Deeside Business Forum is an association of organisations and individuals committed to working together in order to improve the trading environment for businesses 

Deeside Business Forum is becoming the most influential business forum in North Wales by operating a business support network for an extensive business community, providing a voice for all to campaign and promote the area regionally, nationally and internationally to policymakers. DBF is commited to ensuring that strategic knowledge and insight will promote business growth by connecting businesses to other networks and business partners, facilitating successful outcomes, prosperity and sustainability for all.

DBF Provides:

• Mentoring for businesses
• National, Regional and Local promotion for businesses
• Facilitated networking opportunities with neighbouring businesses
• Assistance in dealing with the Council, Police and other public bodies

Our vision: To maintain and further develop our position as one of the premier industrial and business areas in North East Wales and the North West of England, capable of attracting, developing and supporting a broad spectrum of businesses through the provision of a safe, clean and connected business environment in the longer term through a sustainable approach.

Our mission: To promote North East Wales and surrounding areas as a location of choice for both employers and employees on a global basis, by working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and other partners to focus on our common aspirations.

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