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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Dispute resolution in a common term used to describe the process by which two or more parties will go through to resolve a dispute and reach an agreement.

Crown Law Solicitors act for both parties in a dispute. We will advise both people or businesses that are seeking to resolve a dispute with another party or responding to a request to resolve a dispute.

There are various types of dispute resolution and Crown Law Solicitors have experience in all areas. Dispute resolution includes:

Pre litigation Negotiation – A process by which you and another party or parties will seek to secure an agreement between each other, often with the support of a Solicitor, to resolve issued without needing to invoke a formal process. This is a cost-effective way of resolving a dispute and in most scenarios both parties will receive advice from a solicitor to ensure the terms of an agreement protect all parties and resolve matters.

Mediation – This is an informal process by which the parties to a dispute will use an independent mediator in an attempt to resolve matters between them without the need for a more formal process such as arbitration or litigation. The parties to a medication will agree to comply with the outcome of the mediation and agree to a set of terms. It is typical for both parties to be represented by a Solicitor and an independent mediator to be appointment to work between and with the parties to find a resolution. Resolving a dispute by mediation will be cost effective although the parties are not legal bound by the final result unless a consent order is drafted and agreed by a court.

Arbitration – this is a more formal process and is a private resolution of a despite between parties. Having a Solicitor to represent you is essential in a dispute that is to be resolved by arbitration. There are benefits to arbitration as it is less restrictive than litigation and gives the parties more freedom. Although this is a formal process which parties will be bound by, they can set their own rules, time tables and appoint their own arbitrator or panel of arbitrators once agreed between the parties. Arbitration also has the advantage of being private and typically, will be more cost effective than litigation. Arbitration is also binding on the parties so a resolution is achieved and the matter considered resolved in the same way that a court hearing would achieve.

Litigation – This is the final step in a dispute resolution process and is still widely used. Litigation can be complex, time consuming and expensive but is often the only way in which a dispute can be finally resolved. Using a Solicitor is essential in litigation as the parties will be bound by the Civil procedure rules and failure to adhere to them will have serious consequences including losing your case or financial penalties. The final step in a litigation matter is a court hearing but most litigation is resolved by agreement before a final court hearing. An agreement prior to hearing will be by consent and legal binding and a decision by a judge will also be legally binging unless appealed in which case the appeal court will make the final decision.

Our dispute resolution lawyers will work with you and advise you on the best solution for you. We will always seek to resolve disputes in the quickest and most cost effective method as long as the result is in the best interests of our client.

Dispute resolution is a skill and Crown Law Solicitors has expert lawyers trained in working with parties to resolve disputes.

We will work for you to achieve the best possible results and ensure through our expert advice and representation your best interest are protected at all times.

Our Fees & Making Contact

Our legal fees are always competitive and you will be very clear on the fees that need to be paid, to who and when.

To discuss a dispute you have and gain advice on the appropriate path to take to resolve your dispute, you can call one of our experienced dispute resolution solicitors on 0208 175 6733 or email us or complete an online enquiry.