For some time the parties in civil disputes have been required to attempt to settle their disputes before resorting to litigation. With the introduction of rules significantly limiting recovery of legal costs, there is an added incentive for parties to use ADR mechanisms.
Our members frequently advise and act for parties involved in various forms of ADR, such as early neutral evaluation and expert determination.
Mediation is a more recent form of ADR which has come into its own over the last decade or so. As mediation has continued to grow in importance, members have developed expertise and experience in representing parties in mediations. A number of members are also accredited mediators and have experience of mediating civil and commercial disputes. Chambers can arrange mediation venues if required.