We offer a range of alternative dispute resolution expertise: accredited mediators, arbitrators, experts with substantial experience of alternative dispute resolution procedures, and barristers who understand their role as advocates in different alternative dispute resolution procedures. We can provide representation aligned with the method of alternative dispute resolution adopted and client objectives. Our aim is to work with our clients to avoid or resolve disputes in the most commercially expedient and speedy fashion possible.

Alternative dispute resolution has become an important alternative to litigation in recent years, with the judiciary and clients show a growing awareness of the potential advantages of alternative dispute resolution. Arbitration of course has a long and distinguished history as an alternative adjudicative procedure to litigation. Appointments of arbitrators can be made either under various institutional rules, or directly by private party appointment, and our members have experience under a variety of institutional rules.

Courts have demonstrated that they are increasingly willing to sanction parties who unreasonably fail to engage in alternative dispute resolution, while in the UK the key Jackson reforms concerning costs management and proportionality have emphasised alternative dispute resolution’s importance.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience

Our alternative dispute resolution barristers can advise on appropriate choices available including:

Adjudicative options such as:

Non-adjudicative options such as:

  • Mediation
  • Early neutral evaluation (‘ENE’)
  • Conciliation.

We can offer advice as to when alternative dispute resolution may be appropriate or not, and what manner of alternative dispute resolution may best suit your particular circumstances.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Barristers

Andrew Spink QC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

Robert Rhodes QC

Call: 1968 Silk: 1989

Kate Davenport QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2013

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Teresa Rosen Peacocke

Call: 1982 (England & Wales); 2004 (New York)

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Samantha Presland

Call: 2001

Elaine Palser

Call: 2002

Dr Ali Almihdar

Call: 2003

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006

Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); and 2020 (Ireland)

Stephen Butler

Call: 2014

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Call: 2018

Professor Ian Bailey SC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2004

Anthony Lo Surdo SC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2011

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