Litigation & Disputes

On occasion a matter does reach a point when two parties cannot resolve the issue without the need for legal advice. Rutherfords Litigation Department have a vast wealth of experience to assist both an individual and commercial client.

Steve Wengraf heads the Litigation Department assisted by trainee solicitor Katie Whelan. The team can assist with a wide range of different types of litigation and debt recovery matters and will be able to advise you pragmatically and cost effectively

We can assist you with:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Property and land disputes (Including Landlord and Tenant Disputes)
  • Enforcement
  • Dispute resolution and ADR
    • Advise all clients in an attempt to avoid litigation
    • Resolution experience
    • Formal application to Land Registry or Issue of Court proceedings if necessary
  • Regulatory law
  • Debt recovery
    • Tracing bad debts
    • Dealing with individual debts, sole traders and Limited companies
    • Pre-action advice
    • Issuing and pursuing claims
    • Defended claims/counter claims and litigation
    • Enforcement
    • Obtaining High Court Writs
    • Instructing High Court Enforcement officers
    • Obtaining charging orders, third party debt orders, attachment of earnings orders
    • Possession proceedings
    • Insolvency proceedings
  • Commercial disputes
    • Ownership of the business
    • Director Disputes
    • Management responsibilities
    • Funding issues
    • Health & Safety issues
    • Resolution experience through Arbitration and Litigation

For further advice and assistance please call us on 01827 311411 or complete our enquiry form.

Meet the Team

Steve Wengraf

Steve Wengraf

Katie Whelan

Legal secretary

Delphi Patrick

Steve Wengraf


Steve Wengraf

Head of Litigation

Steve qualified in 1993 and became a Partner at Rutherfords in 2003.

Steve has wide litigation experience. He advises both individuals and business clients on various types of litigation and dispute resolution matters. These include professional negligence, business disputes of all types, landlord and tenant disputes, property disputes and general contractual disputes. He frequently attends in the County Court and High Court.

Steve also undertakes Claimant personal injury work. He became a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel in 1997. Steve deals with all types of  personal injury work (particularly catastrophic injury claims) including representing client’s interests in the Coroners Court.

In addition, Steve supervises Rutherfords’ Debt Recovery Department and Employment Department in his capacity as Litigation Partner.

Steve acts as the firm`s Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COFA), Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO), and Data Protection Manager.

Katie Whelan

Katie is a trainee solicitor gaining experience in the litigation department working with partner Steve Wengraf.

Legal secretary

Delphi Patrick

Delphi has recently joined Rutherfords LLP to provide secretarial support to Steve Wengraf in the litigation department.

Delphi is currently studying for a law degree.

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