Judges now encourage the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in all civil disputes between businesses, with mediation becoming the preferred method.


There are a number of advantages to mediation, as the proceedings are conducted in private and each party is in control of their own position.


An experienced mediator can help to explore alternative solutions that may not possible through the Courts, and may not have been considered by the parties either.


It is also possible to re-establish a positive relationship between the parties once the dispute is resolved. Judges will often put pressure on parties to mediate so it is becoming rarer for cases to go to a full trial, and that will often only occur when an attempt to mediate has been unsuccessful.

If you would like any further advice on resolving disputes, please contact Simon Arneaud on 01256 305504 or email simon.arneaud@lambbrooks.com


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