Alternative Dispute Resolution
“The flexibility of ADR provides for a better commercial result than the ‘all or nothing’ court outcome.” Paul Whitaker, Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
There is increasing encouragement from the courts for parties in a dispute to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation, arbitration, expert determination and negotiation.
It is generally better to avoid court proceedings, if possible. We will work with you to create a successful outcome through mediation or other means. Sometimes ADR is as an alternative to court action, but it may also be used in conjunction with proceedings.
We are used to dealing with arbitrations and expert determinations concerning technical subject matter, such as construction and IT disputes.
Underlined by the fact that our Head of Department, Paul Whitaker, is an accredited mediator, we are also very experienced in negotiating and attending mediations, where our pragmatic approach facilitates productive discussions.