Going all the way to a court trial is rarely the best option and is very risky and expensive. Our lawyers are experts in resolving matters in the right way, at the right time, to your best advantage.
Resolving a dispute out of court
It is almost always best to avoid going to trial if possible. Going all the way to trial is highly risky and expensive. There is no guarantee, even if you win at court, that the opponent will pay the damages awarded or legal costs.We can advise and assist on popular forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation or arbitration.
Whether you decide (or are required, for example by contract clauses or the Court rules) to agree to mediation or arbitration or not, the keys to resolving a dispute out of court are :-
- recognising that there are rarely outright winners in litigation
- assessing whether there are tactical ways to increase the opponent's willingness to settle
- assessing your risk and that of the opponent
- working out which areas you will be flexible on
Clients also worry that initiating negotiations or suggesting some for of Alternative Dispute Resolution will be seen as a sign of weakness by the opponent. In fact, often the opposite is the case. This is where experienced litigation lawyers can make a huge difference.
Our expert team of dispute resolution lawyers, which includes qualified mediators, can help you reach a binding agreement out of court, bringing a swift end to disputes that are detrimental to your business.
BRINGING A SWIFT END TO DISPUTES THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR BUSINESS
We have an excellent track record of settling disputes out of court in legal claims and disputes including :-
- Contract disputes
- Landlord and tenant litigation
- Property litigation
- Professional negligence
- Debt collection
- Shareholder disputes
For more information on how we can help you, please contact our team for a free no obligation discussion.