Civil Litigation

Resolving a commercial dispute can be challenging so we give clients incisive, accurate advice promptly. We understand the context of disputes in the public sector and achieve the best possible result for our clients by focussing on deliverables effectively and efficiently.

Dealing with disputes

We help our clients when a dispute involves a breach of contract, land possession or debt recovery and will always pursue the most cost effective outcome.


Our litigators are experienced professionals with a wealth of experience in all courts.  We specialise in representing organisations in judicial review cases. We apply the experience and specialist knowledge of our experts across our teams to ensure that your dispute is resolved proficiently and skillfully.

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Natasha Taylor, Head of Advocacy

Natasha Taylor

Dispute Resolution and Enforcement - Legal Services Manager

Natasha’s experience includes all aspects of criminal law, child protection, environmental, education, mental health, discrimination matters, licensing and public inquiries.  Due to her wealth and depth of experience in the public sector, Natasha has been involved in a number of influential projects, including being invited ...

We had a rather complicated case and the response, guidance and support received was exemplary, even taking calls late at night. The case had further complications due to the member of staff’s position in the community. The support we received from the civil litigation team was impeccable.


You understood immediately the urgency of our responses to Ofsted and you were speedy throughout the process. We had every confidence that you were doing everything you could on our behalf. We would always make your our first choice in the future you offer an excellent service.    

Waltham Holy Cross Primary School, Headteacher

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ELS invites members of local authorities to an event on the subject of Judicial Review – An Update’ which will take place at County Hall in Chelmsford on 21st May, 2018 at 1.30

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To find out how we can help you and your organisation, please get in touch by phone or email, or visit us at our Chelmsford office.


ELS is the inhouse service of Essex County Council.  Essex Legal Services Limited is the trading vehicle of ELS

For general legal requests and advice on new matters our Duty Advice Service (available to subscribers only) operates between 9.00am and 5.15pm. contact us on : 0333 013 9993.  Or if you want to subscribe please call: 0333 013 2305.


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