Arbitration & Mediation
Obviously not every dispute involves conventional litigation, determined by the courts through a formal trial and/or appeal proceedings. Rather, and increasingly, parties and stake-holders air and resolve litigation disputes short of trial – through different forms of mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Or they bypass the courts entirely; by agreeing to submit various disputes to arbitration and engaging in external mediation processes.
These more streamlined and flexible approaches typically occur in a labour context, or in a range of commercial and public sector settings. They involve grievance and interest arbitrations; contractual disputes; construction projects; accounting and valuation; and structured specific industry or departmental mechanisms.
In all of these areas, we bring expertise, wisdom and value to bear; whether we’re skillfully guiding and representing parties as counsel, or serving as the appointed arbitrator or mediator entrusted with that fundamental role.