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Our specialist litigation team can advise you on the different ways of resolving disputes.
These include, but are not limited to:
- mediation - a process by which a third party, a mediator, is appointed by the parties to a dispute to assist and facilitate resolution. It can be undertaken prior to a formal dispute process, in parallel with a formal dispute process and/or as required by the contractual documents governing the relationship between the parties.
- expert determination - a number of trade bodies provide for expert determination on specific types of disputes. Each scheme is specific to the relevant trade. Expert determination is also used for some types of property disputes. We have experience in representing and assisting clients in expert determinations.
- arbitration - this is most commonly used in construction and insurance disputes. Any contract document with an arbitration clause as its fall-back dispute resolution may have to be resolved by reference to arbitration.
- adjudication - including construction adjudication and Land Registry adjudication.
In addition to having the experience and expertise to advise clients in relation to the various forms of alternative dispute resolution, we are able to facilitate and host multi-party meetings in our mediation/arbitration suite.
We aim to help clients resolve disputes in a manner that is suited to their aims and circumstances. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances.
Our team includes qualified civil mediators and members of the LSLA (London Solicitors Litigation Association) and PLA (Property Litigation Association).
The Legal 500 (2022) ranks us in Tier 1 for family mediation where we are described as "one of the best if not the best in terms of efficiency and reliability."
We can also draw on the range of experience across the firm, so that we are able to consider and advise on issues relating to corporate and commercial matters, insolvency, property and any regulatory matters that may arise in the course of your dispute.