Mediation and Dispute Resolution
As a famous philosopher once said, “No matter how thin you slice it there will always be two sides”. Mediation can often provide a cost-effective solution for dispute resolution.
Often the adversarial system our courts work under, where two parties present their side to an impartial third party to decide who is in the right, can consume a large amount of time and resources. An alternative dispute resolution process can offer much more, whether it be on the basis of self-help such as the Disputes Tribunal or for disputes over larger issues or sums using the increasingly popular tools of mediation, arbitration and expert assessment – all of which often offer a more timely and cost-effective solution than litigation.
Our specialist team includes lawyers trained in mediation, members of LEADR (lawyers engaged in alternative dispute resolution and partners who have attended Harvard Law School mediation courses). We apply this training, (and our years of litigation experience involving case settlement) to resolve your dispute without going to court.
Our mediation and dispute resolution services include:
- Problem analysis and weighing up alternative options
- Finding common sense solutions
- Negotiating outside or within any formal disputes resolution process
- Assisting you in preparing for Disputes Tribunal hearings
- Acting for a party in an arbitration or mediation
- Acting as an arbitrator or mediator
Where agreement cannot be reached and formal litigation is in your best personal and commercial interests, we will act strongly to protect you.