Experts in Resolving Legal Disputes

Professional Negligence

Inheritance Disputes

Dispute Resolution

Commercial Debt Recovery

Winning is the Only Outcome

As dispute resolution and professional negligence specialists, we are often the team you turn to when all else has failed. Whilst winning is the only thing we focus upon, there are other options than heading straight to court.

Court proceedings be time expensive, consuming and emotionally draining, which is why we’ll always examine alternative solutions to resolving disputes. You will have every opportunity to achieve the outcome you want, but without the disruption to you or your business that lengthy litigation can have.

Our advice and solutions will always take account of the legal position as well as any commercial considerations. However, if we need to go to court we will do so; and we will vigorously pursue or defend your position with one focus in mind – and that’s winning.

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If you’ve got a case, then it might cost you a lot less than you think to get justice

Over the years we’ve been specialising in this area of law, we’ve noticed that there are normally three main solutions to dispute resolution. With the right one for you, being dependent upon your particular circumstances:


As all parties can often become entrenched in their positions, without any hope of a settlement. We will immediately advise you on the strengths and weaknesses of your case and whether you should press ahead or concede.

Be assured that we will be fighting your corner every step of the way. However, rather than jumping straight into court proceedings, careful, tactical and constructive negotiations invariably produce quicker, better and more cost-effective rewards for our clients. Not only that, but it’s also a lot less stressful, less risky and above all faster and cheaper.


Mediation is an invaluable alternative to court. It costs a fraction of the time and money associated with litigation and has a high success rate in resolving disputes. All of which helps parties to keep control over the outcome, whilst focussing on the future and maintaining working relationships. If mediation looks like it’s the best option, then that’s what we’ll recommend; and we’ll be right by your side to prepare and guide you through the whole process.


Sometimes litigation is unavoidable and you have to pursue or defend your position. We will advise you when to take such action and guide you through the court process and recommend settlement or trial given the unfolding facts of the case.
David Mackenzie

David Mackenzie


Who Are We?

If you’ve suffered a loss and want matters put right, or you’re involved in a dispute and need help to achieve a resolution, then you’ve come to the right place.

I’m David Mackenzie, the founder of Dr Legal.

I am a member of the Professional Negligence Law Association and qualified solicitor, with over 30 years experience. During which, I’ve been a partner in legal practices, but now focus solely on legal disputes including professional negligence claims.

What our customers say

We were advised to contact David Mackenzie of DR Legal to try and resolve a claim following the negligence of our previous conveyancing solicitor. We are delighted that we followed the advice. Our initial discussion with David about the claim was free of charge and he dealt with our case on a no win no fee basis. David had an excellent grasp of the facts and detail of our case and all communication with David was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and was clearly experienced in dealing with claims similar to ours. He managed to negotiate a sizeable settlement for us, and we are very pleased with the outcome of the case. If you are considering making a claim against your professional adviser who may have let you down, then based on our experience we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and his team.

Mr and Mrs Jones


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