Alternative dispute resolution (often referred to as ADR) can usually result in a dispute being resolved with significant savings in cost and time compared to going to court.
Reforms to the courts have placed a greater emphasis on ADR, with cost penalties imposed on those who refuse to participate. Put simply, considering ADR is essential and there is an enormous amount to lose by failing to take early advice.
The cost effectiveness and confidential nature of mediation has led to it becoming the most popular form of ADR. Our expert lawyers understand the importance of mediation and how to get the best from it. Unlike some solicitors offering litigation services, we tend to deal with the legal arguments ourselves wherever possible and will instruct a barrister only when there is some advantage to be gained. This means we are often better able to assess the strength of your position going into a mediation and to argue your case more effectively.
We will always
- Give you upfront and clear information about costs and funding options, including fixed fees and no win no fee arrangements
- Give you clear advice before any mediation about the strengths and weaknesses of your position
- Select an appropriately experienced mediator who is well suited to your case
- Attend the mediation with you to make sure you get the best result