Resolve a dispute

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a way of sorting out your disputes without going to court. It is usually cheaper, quicker and less formal. There are two main types of ADR:



  • A trained mediator is appointed to try to facilitate a settlement of your dispute
  • The mediator is neutral and doesn’t represent either side
  • The mediator manages the process – often a series of meetings between the parties spread over one day
  • Mediation is successful 75% of the time, saving time, money and stress
  • But it is always your choice as to whether or not to settle
  • An arbitrator is appointed to decide your dispute
  • The arbitrator is often an experienced expert rather than a judge who may know nothing about your industry
  • The arbitrator manages the process – which is either done by documents-only or could include a hearing
  • The arbitrator is not bound by the formalities of normal court procedure
  • You and the other party are bound by the result and it is easier to enforce than most other proceedings and internationally binding

Meet the Alternative Dispute Resolution specialists

Regulated and experienced UK Lawyers

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  • Diane Pearce LawBrief Solicitor
    Diane Pearce
  • Andrew Smith LawBrief Solicitor
    Andrew Smith
  • Louise Paull
    Louise Paull
  • Richard Beckwith, LawBrief Solicitor and Mediator
    Richard Beckwith
  • Hannah Newell LawBrief Solicitor
    Hannah Newell
  • Tina Benson

How can our panel of mediators and arbitrators help?

The expert mediators and arbitrators available through our platform can help you resolve your disputes quickly and affordably.

Call us on

020 7148 1066

or complete the form to set up your free consultation

How much does it cost?

It’s free to speak with one our ADR Team. Call us or enter an enquiry so we can set up a free consultation for you. We will assess your situation and present options to take your matter forward.

Half-day mediation package (3.5hrs + 1hr reading time) £675+VAT

Full-day mediation package (8hrs + 3hrs reading time) £1,650+VAT

Reduced rates available for subscribers to LawBite Pricing Plans

Got a dispute under the value of £1,000?

Please note that for disputes, it is unlikely that we will be able to review all documentation and information relating to a situation within an initial 15 minute consultation period. If you are looking for direction on the strength of your case, there will usually be a fee associated with this service (and any follow up steps, e.g. letter drafting, referral to mediation or arbitration). For disputes with a value of £1,000 or less, we offer a cost-effective telephone mediation service which costs £125 plus VAT per party and has a 75% success rate. For more information complete the enquiry form or email [email protected]

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