Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration, can be a highly effective option before considering litigation. These methods are generally shorter – and therefore more cost effective – than litigation.
How can we help?
Maddocks can advise on when mediation is required or should be considered as the first step in resolving a dispute. In these cases, our lawyers ensure that our client retains control of the mediation process and its outcome, advising if and when to move to more formal resolution practices. Our team of lawyers includes Partner Darren Gardner who is an Accredited Mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IAMA) and National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).
Commercial arbitration may be required under a contract or may be preferred when a private and binding decision is required without the delays and formality associated with the Court system. Unlike mediation, arbitration is a more formal dispute resolution process governed by legislation. Decisions are enforceable in a similar way to a Court judgment. Our lawyers are regularly engaged by parties to arbitration from inception to completion, and are highly experienced in both domestic and international arbitration matters.