Most commercial disputes are settled out of court for very good reason. Taking them to court can be a costly and time-consuming process and it isn’t always possible to recover the value that has been lost anyway.
Our experienced alternative dispute resolution lawyers will start by considering your case carefully before assessing the most likely outcome, in court or out. Based on our advice, you may prefer the path of least resistance, opting for some form of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, negotiated settlement or a form of expert determination.
Among the many advantages of settling disagreements in this way, alternative dispute resolution can be a quicker, more cost-efficient and less contentious process. You have greater control over proceedings because you make the arrangements and negotiate agreements based on mutually agreed terms. The fact that negotiations can take place behind closed doors can also be reassuring.
Added to this, there is now an expectation in the Courts of England & Wales that businesses seek some form of commercial alternative dispute resolution before litigating. Choosing not to explore these out-of-court avenues even when the chance arises could result in your organisation facing adverse costs orders, a substantial and unnecessary expense.
Why Choose Shakespeare Martineau?
As you select alternative dispute resolution lawyers to assist you with the process, make sure that your chosen firm understands the full range of options that are open to your organisation. Shakespeare Martineau offers specialists in negotiated settlements, mediation, arbitration and expert determination, providing comprehensive guidance and steering you towards the appropriate path.
In addition to aiding decision making when it comes to commercial alternative dispute resolution, our team has the experience and expertise your business requires throughout the entire undertaking:
We are skilled at leading negotiations with third parties in order to resolve commercial disputes as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible. We guide you through the process and always keep your commercial objectives in mind
Where mediation is selected as the preferred method of alternative dispute resolution, our highly skilled lawyers will work with you to prepare your position and deal with negotiations
Once we have agreed and negotiated your settlement with you, we will be able to support you by properly recording the settlement in a written agreement to give you the certainty that the case is resolved fully and to your satisfaction
The Way We Help You
When you choose the path of least resistance, we believe you deserve the very best in terms of expertise and know-how to guide you through the process. Our litigation team is experienced in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, helping to bring your disputes to a successful conclusion quickly and cost-efficiently.
We always start by understanding your objectives and assessing your case before recommending the best course of action. If you choose alternative dispute resolution, we will guide you through the process from start to finish, making sure all aspects are clearly understood by all parties and speeding the way to resolution.
Your Journey Through the Legal Process
Not everyone is aware of how the process of enlisting alternative dispute resolution lawyers works, so we’ve outlined the process below to give you complete clarity:
How can we help?
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