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Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers, London

Litigation can be a daunting, lengthy and expensive process. We understand this and are fluent in the ways in which litigation can be resolved, without the expense of a trial.

Our expert litigation solicitors will always consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as a way of resolving a dispute – indeed – the court’s will expect this.

ADR is a way of settling disputes, without a trial, which can often be quicker and less costly.

Common Methods of ADR

These are the three most common methods of ADR – although there are others:

1. Mediation

Mediation involves a mediator encouraging and inviting settlement between parties to a dispute. A mediator does not hand out a judgement like a judge in court would. Instead, the mediator seeks to assist both you and the other side to come to an agreement. The process is highly flexible and can end in a result that is more commercially suitable than a court order.

2. Arbitration

Arbitration is a more formal type of ADR. An arbitrator can be appointed either by you and the other side or by a professional body that both sides have agreed on. You and the other side will provide evidence and the arbitrator makes a legally-binding decision. It is usually used for larger commercial disputes.

3. Negotiation

While Arbitration and Mediation are more formal processes, parties to a dispute, at any time, can agree to negotiate an agreement to settle. This will be done by your solicitor, perhaps by letter or telephone call. Alternatively, a round-table meeting between lawyers and parties can take place, where positions are discussed and settlement agreed.

Saunders Law - How We Can Help You

ADR isn’t suitable for every dispute, but the courts do expect that those involved in civil and commercial litigation take steps to resolve the dispute. The court has the power to impose sanctions – usually financial penalties – if one party to a dispute unreasonably refuses to negotiate.

At Saunders Law, our expert commercial and civil litigation solicitors will always seek to resolve your dispute in the most commercial and cost-effective way.

Contact Us – Saunders Law Expert Dispute Resolution Lawyers in London

We are a team of seasoned litigators, recognised for our advocacy skills and for tirelessly fighting our client’s corner. We’re well-known for our high-profile work and excellent client satisfaction. We operate from offices facing the High Court in central London and are ideally located to handle breach of contract litigation.

We provide clear and open advice regarding the costs involved, are adept at offering commercially attractive funding arrangements, which could include conditional fee arrangements, and we have excellent relationships with litigation funders.

Call us on 0207 632 4300 or make an enquiry online.
Valuing your claim As a partner-led, niche litigation practice in Central London, we cannot cost effectively handle claims with a value below £10,000 – unless you qualify for Legal Aid and your matter relates to our Civil Liberties, Public Law and Police Actions practice. In such cases, the legal fees can exceed the amount recovered. If your claim is below this level then free, specialist advice could be available from either the Citizens Advice Bureau or your local law centre.
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