Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our lawyers are expert in various techniques used to resolve disputes, including mediation, arbitration and other forms of ADR.
Alternative dispute resolution is an integral part of our dispute resolution and litigation practice and of the mind-set of our lawyers. It is an area where we have great expertise.
We regularly represent clients in mediations, expert determinations, arbitrations, adjudications and bespoke processes to resolve disputes. In all contentious situations, we advise on and consider with our clients the suitability of mediation or some other form of ADR.
As the only top five firm to offer a dedicated mediation service to clients and intermediaries we help our clients to avoid litigation and resolve their disputes quickly and cost effectively. Our trained mediators are partners in the firm. They act in disputes that correspond to their particular areas of expertise and also advise clients who are participating in an ADR process.
Our clients range from individuals, partnerships and SMEs to multinational companies. We have handled a large number of mediations of professional negligence claims for claimants and defendants, including several recent claims against solicitors and accountants, most of them complex multiparty actions.
We have represented clients in commercial arbitrations in both international and domestic disputes, under institutional rules including ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL.
‘Offers a formidable practice capable of assisting leading clients with wide-ranging, complex, multiparty commercial disputes.’Chambers 2022
Band 1 Dispute Resolution. Formidable practice capable of assisting leading clients with wide-ranging, complex, multiparty commercial disputes.Chambers 2020 and 2021
Band 1 Dispute Resolution. Offers additional expertise in mediation.Chambers 2020
Always gives sound advice and measured responses, but can also propose aggressive or settlement strategies where appropriate.Benchmark Litigation 2019
- Commercial disputes
- Construction and engineering disputes
- Employment disputes
- Insurance and reinsurance disputes
- International disputes
- Intellectual property disputes