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Our ADR solicitors place a premium on helping clients settle business disputes in the most discreet and efficient way possible. Take advantage of the knowledge of our capable team – we have the experience to effectively negotiate for your business, avoiding the commercial risk of litigation where possible while helping you maintain key commercial relationships.
Our team can assist you across all areas of dispute resolution, including:
Our team of alternative dispute resolution solicitors can help you decide if any of the following options are right for your business:
Negotiaton: Straightforward discussions to encourage an early resolution
We’ll draft correspondence, take the lead on negotiating terms of settlement, and strategically manage the entire process so that you reduce risk and get an early resolution, avoiding the need for court action. Whatever is said as part of negotiations cannot later be used in court.
Adjudication: A quick resolution for disputes that are impeding live projects
Commonly used to resolve disputes in the construction industry, adjudication will allow you to find a quick solution to contractual issues that are disrupting an ongoing development. With a binding decision from the adjudicator within 28 days, this will enable you to continue work without the distraction of the dispute. Please note, the decision may be later challenged through arbitration or court proceedings.
Mediation : Confidential negotiations lead by an independent expert
Voluntary commercial mediation allows the parties in dispute to discuss issues before an independent mediator to help you successfully negotiate a settlement. The flexibility and private nature of mediation will help you reach an agreement without publicising commercially sensitive information.
Early neutral evaluation: An incentive to settle before litigation
An independent expert will make an objective assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case. This will give you a realistic idea of how you may fare in litigation, encouraging a swift settlement before you reach that stage in the process.
Expert determination : An ADR mechanism for more technical matters
This form of alternative dispute resolution is useful when the dispute centres on a highly technical issue such as a market valuation of a particular type of property. An independent expert reaches a decision on the issue and this is binding on the parties.
And if these alternative dispute resolution techniques aren’t suitable for your business dispute, or an agreement can’t be reached through these methods? You can rely on our arbitration and litigation services.
This is the overarching benefit of engaging with the right form of alternative dispute resolution, as the costs of litigation can be substantial.
Litigation can be an emotionally draining and fraught process. ADR can potentially help to relieve you of some of that tension and worry.
Should the situation be incapable of resolution by ADR, the court will generally require proof that the parties have at least attempted to engage in ADR before one party is permitted to commence litigation.
There is generally a better chance that your relationship with the other party can return to a more harmonious footing once the ADR has been satisfactorily concluded.
Confidentiality is a crucial part of alternative dispute resolution, which means that you don’t have to worry about sensitive details of your dispute finding their way into the wrong hands.
We assist a wide range of UK-based companies of all sizes, and across a vast array of sectors. Examples include retail, manufacturing, technology and the public sector. Our aim is to make business legal services more accessible for growing businesses who may feel priced out of quality legal support. As entrepreneurial thinkers, we know all too well the need for legal guidance in order to progress. So we offer an integrated service with our legal subscription plans, so that you can get the support you need to succeed.
Our specialist ADR solicitors have amassed a wealth of industry-specific know-how in their multiple years of experience, in Top 100 law firms in the UK and in-house for international corporations. Our approach is all-encompassing: we advise you on the appropriate alternative dispute resolution options available, and work with you in developing the right strategy to resolve your dispute.
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Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
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Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.
We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.