We have an established track record in resolving disputes early, including alternative dispute resolution, formal arbitration, and mediation to minimise our clients' legal costs and time.
Our expertise includes formal mediations before Court and Tribunal officers and registered mediators, as well as informal settlement processes to conclude disputes.
We take a proactive stance to ensure that our clients concerns are well understood and, if a dispute cannot be resolved at an early stage, that the matters in dispute are narrowed to the true basis of the dispute, saving our clients both time and money.
Our positive relationships with industry bodies and oversight organisations assist in finding common ground for our clients and other parties in a dispute. We pride ourselves in brokering arrangements in the commercial sphere to ensure business relationships get 'back on track'.
We take an active interest in court proceedings from the beginning, keeping our clients informed of the progress and status of litigation so they know exactly what is transpiring during the court process.
Our lawyers do not look at the commencement of litigation as the end of the ability to resolve disputes. Mediation processes and private arrangements during the currency of litigation, or even after the handing down of judgment, can place clients in a more advantageous position (particularly when costs are taken into account) than protracted litigation would suggest.
Moreover, we are experienced at conducting matters before Tribunals and other arbitration and decision-making bodies, including the Civil and Administrative Tribunals, and review bodies.