Parties are obliged under the Civil Procedure Rules to make reasonable efforts to resolve any dispute before the formal issue of proceedings.
Adjudication is a statutory right.
Contracts may include arbitration in place of litigation through the courts and this may be by reference to a domestic provision and the Arbitration Act or by reference to the International Chamber of Commerce procedures.
Many contracts include provisions for disputes to first be resolved, if possible, by reference to either mediation, conciliation, dispute boards or some other informal process.
We have a trained mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators so we can consider and advise you on the full range of dispute resolution options, from a position of real knowledge and experience.
We have practical experience of ADR in all its forms and its use in resolving issues.
We have experience of representing clients in the High Court, County Court and of dealing with appeals to the Court of Appeal.
Litigation in all its forms is to be avoided. However, if there is no other option then you must be fully and properly prepared. You must have the information, means and stamina to go all the way to the final hearing or trial.
We can recommend experts and counsel that are not only fully qualified and vastly experienced but can work as part of your winning team.