There are many ways to solve a dispute and at Royce & Co we understand that for many Court is a last possible resort as litigation is time-consuming, risky and often expensive. Often our client’s wish to maintain their relationship or avoid the bad publicity that can come with a dispute. This is when our dispute resolution team can provide a practical alternative to the courtroom. Our alternatives include mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Alternative dispute resolution is strongly encouraged by the courts and is often quicker and less costly than the tradition litigation route.
Mediation aims to encourage the parties to reach a consensus with an independent third party. Mediation can take place before or during the formal litigation process or as requested by a contractual agreement. Unlike litigation, the settlements reached by the parties do not have to be followed in future disputes meaning that we can assist you reach a workable and personal settlement that addresses your specific concerns.
Whereas arbitration involves an independent third party analyses the facts of the scenario to reach a decision that is binding on the parties. Any contract containing arbitration as its method of dispute resolution will need to use arbitration to try and solve the dispute.
For a more informal process, negotiation may provide a solution to your matter. Negotiation can be done by a solicitor on your behalf or a round-table meeting with both sides and their representation. Whichever method best fits your circumstances, our team will assist you to achieve a settlement that meets your objectives.
When litigation becomes unavoidable, we work closely with our other dedicated colleagues in other departments who have expertise in many areas and are always on call to assist you through the process.