Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution is one term that includes different methods to resolve disputes outside the courthouse. Many businesses and individuals are happy to find a fast, cost-effective and thorough way to resolve their disputes.

Still, each dispute resolution method has its own pros and cons and we like to discuss each individual case.

The more common methods for alternative dispute resolution are:

  • Mediation
  • Negotiation
  • Arbitration

 

We are here to help you resolve your dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our team of experts helps individuals and companies of all sizes achieve the result they want also through alternative disputes resolution. Our team is highly experienced in this area of the law and will guide you throughout the process; providing the help you need to reach the most effective outcome for you.

Talk to our team today by simply calling us or completing our online form.

Mediation

Mediation is one of the quickest, most cost-effective manners to resolve disputes. Mediation involves work to reach mutual consent, so that turning to resolve the dispute in court may be avoided, with all the additional expenses and hassle involved.

Many individuals and businesses turn to mediation thanks to its financial value. Additional motives are confidentiality, and the fact that mediation is non-binding. This way, even if you’re not satisfied with the agreement reached you are not obligated to execute it. The court will have no information on the content of the process or on your decision.

Negotiation

This is often the first step. Negotiation involves approaching the other party in the dispute to see if they want to take part in the process with hopes of reaching a solution. Successful negotiation is very effective to resolve disputes, and very useful when you want to stay in good business relations with the other party.

Arbitration

Arbitration, common in commercial and insurance disputes, is a more formal method governed by the law. 

Its greatest advantage is control on the format of the process, whether or not the arbitrator is subject to material law, procedure, the duty to provide reasons, limited ability to appeal, and more. Sometimes the arbitrator’s identity can be agreed upon in advance.

Therefore, the arbitrator is a consensual judicial element, in lieu of a courthouse judge. However, although the arbitrator is subject to the agreed format of the process, the ability to appeal on his resolutions is very limited. 

We are here to help you inspect whether one or more of the alternative procedures to resolve the dispute is right for you, and to accompany you in every procedure taken to secure the best possible outcome. 

Talk to our team today by simply calling us or completing our online form.

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