Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution Solicitors
We understand that dispute resolution can be complex. Our friendly, expert team are here for you.

Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors pride themselves on being able to get to the heart of a dispute early on alongside the ability to reach a favourable settlement without resorting to Court proceedings.

We concentrate on getting our clients out of difficult situations as quickly and inexpensively as possible, saving time and unnecessary stress.

Alternative Dispute Resolution has many advantages for those who would prefer to keep their disputes private and out of the Court arena. The flexibility of ADR appeals to a wide range of individuals and businesses who find themselves caught up in a quickly escalating disagreement.

Alternative Dispute Resolution methods include:

  • Adjudication.
  • Arbitration.
  • Mediation.
  • Negotiation.

Our dedicated team of Dispute Resolution Solicitors will assess the nature of your dispute and advise you on which ADR method will be most suitable to achieve a successful resolution.

Adjudication is a form of ADR that is often used in disputes involving contracts.

Adjudication is an exceptionally speedy process, usually completed within 28 days. The process involves the appointment of an Adjudicator who hears the viewpoints of all parties to the dispute and then decides how the matter should be resolved.


The Arbitration ADR method is similar to a Court application and hearing. The disputing parties will jointly appoint an Arbitrator who will rule on the dispute, a bit like a court ruling only by a private judge. The benefit of Arbitration is that it is quicker and more flexible than Court proceedings and the Arbitration can be kept confidential.


Meditation is one of the most commonly used methods of ADR. It can either be provided by specialist commercial mediators to resolve a business dispute or by family mediators to help a separating couple or parents reach a Family Law agreement. Mediation has the benefit of being quick and cost-effective as the mediation process is more flexible than a Court application.


Negotiation is an informal dispute resolution method, that involves parties and their legal advisors either meeting in person or corresponding to negotiate a settlement to resolve a dispute out of Court. It is important to seek legal advice when attempting negotiations during a dispute. Solicitors will help you focus the negotiations on the key aspects and advise you of your best settlement terms through negotiation or Court proceedings.

Dispute Resolution Solicitors always recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as a dispute occurs so that we can help you look at your ADR options and assess which ADR method is most likely to result in you achieving a negotiated settlement without the expense or delay that Court proceedings would entail.

Our Fees

Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.

How to get in contact

Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].

Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country.

What to expect
Clear, straightforward advice

We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.

Highly qualified

Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.

Progression of your case

We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.

No surprises

We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.

Transparent pricing

We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.

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