In recent years ADR has grown in popularity as an efficient, and cost-effective method for resolving a wide-range of commercial, and property disputes that would traditionally have resulted in court litigation.

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Our barristers are highly skilled in various methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution law, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration. We’ll work with all parties to resolve the dispute in hand and have extensive experience of dealing with mediations across a wide range of problem from boundary disputes to contract issues with suppliers. Increasingly courts expect parties to have tried mediation before bringing their case before the judiciary.

There are two common forms of alternative dispute resolution:


In addition to litigation, we provide advice and representation in commercial arbitrations, both in the UK and internationally, and investor-state arbitrations. Several of our barristers are Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A number of our senior silks sit as arbitrators in complex and substantial disputes.

Our commercial practice is international, including substantial cases in the last year in the courts of Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands as well as arbitration proceedings in Sweden, China and Kenya. Many of our barristers are Associate Members or Fellows of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Hong Kong being a jurisdiction with which we have particularly long-standing ties.


Parties to any type of dispute can elect to settle through an informal process called Mediation.  It is a process of structured negotiation facilitated by an independent, qualified, intermediary know as a Mediator.  

It is a voluntary process that requires the consent of both parties and is used as a mechanism to settle a very broad range of legal disputes.  It is common for the details of mediations, including the terms of any agreed settlement to remain private and confidential to the parties involved. 

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Mark Ball new

Mark Ball

Practice Director

020 7421 1308

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