In most cases, settling a business disagreement outside of court is preferable, using alternative dispute resolution. Often, it is mandatory to attend ADR (alternative dispute resolution) (usually mediation) to try to resolve the dispute before court attendance is required.

Generally, ADR is quicker and more cost-effective than traditional litigation. It also offers the chance for the parties to repair a relationship.

What is Commercial Dispute Resolution?

Commercial Dispute Resolution is the process of ending a disagreement between businesses or within a corporate environment. This could involve legal discussions between the two parties, mediation and ADR, and if these methods fail, court proceedings whereby a judge will decide the issue’s outcome without providing room for negotiations.

There are different types of alternative dispute resolution:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Expert Determination
  • Neutral Evaluation
  • Other

What can be resolved using Commercial Dispute Resolution?

Commercial Dispute Resolution can be used to resolve a variety of issues, including:

  • Commercial
  • Legal
  • Diplomatic
  • Workplace
  • Community
  • Family Matters

Furthermore, the Beverley Morris & Co. team can assist with disputes involving the confiscation and restitution of works of art.

The Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Beverley Morris & Co. would be more than happy to assist you with Alternative Dispute Resolution and County and High County Court actions. Please call 020 8852 4433 or fill in this contact form.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration involves submitting a dispute, agreed by the parties involved, to one or more arbitrators who then make a binding decision regarding the dispute. An Arbitration decision is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in court unless the parties stipulate that the decision is non-binding.

Commercial Mediation

Mediation is structured and interactive. It involves introducing an impartial third party to assist in resolving conflict through specialised communication and negotiation techniques.

Mediators tend to use a wide variety of techniques to guide the parties constructively.

More generally, mediation is any time a third party helps others reach an agreement.

What are the benefits of Commercial Dispute Resolution?

Generally, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution methods are quicker and cheaper for ending a legal disagreement than litigation. This allows the parties to focus on their respective businesses rather than a lengthy and potentially damaging dispute.

Moreover, mediation gives the parties involved a chance to reconcile and repair the broken relationship, sometimes even resuming doing business together.

Finally, mediation often leads to a mutual agreement between parties, without any unwanted results imposed on them, which might happen in a court case.

Commercial Dispute Resolution in Blackheath

At Beverley Morris & Co., our experienced team of solicitors is on hand to assist you with your commercial dispute, alternative dispute resolution, court action or county court action today, as well as any other dispute you may have.

Contact our team today on 020 8852 4433 or email

Commercial Litigator Near Me

Huw Jones, Head of Litigation at Beverley Morris & Co., has considerable experience in dealing with mediations and negotiations. Feel free to contact him using this email address to discuss your dispute.