Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our negotiation, mediation and arbitration lawyers can help you successfully resolve conflict, saving time, money, and relationships.

Litigation can be an expensive and time-consuming way to resolve a dispute. Whether you’re an individual or a business, we work closely with you to pursue an alternate solution. We’ll guide you through the process of reaching a settlement outside of the court process.

Cox & Palmer’s vast experience in the various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) includes:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration

Mediation is a unique method of alternative dispute resolution because it allows the parties in a dispute the opportunity to reach a mutually acceptable agreement themselves, with the assistance of a trained mediator.

Articles & Insights

Learning from Losing: Debriefing under the Public Procurement Act

Five years after repeal of the Public Tender Act, specific details of the operation of the Public Procurement Act (the “Act”) remain a mystery to many. This is concerning given the Act’s stated objectives of transparency and accountability. Debriefing is a key mechanism to meet these objectives but, based on client and industry interactions, it […]

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Mediation: The Other Tool in Your Toolbox

Mediation is a powerful tool for tackling private disputes of all kinds, particularly where privacy is preferred and the parties need a viable continuing relationship. Mediation is a proven process that allows people and organizations in dispute to resolve their conflict themselves, making for better outcomes, saving time and money, and avoiding the risk and cost of litigation.

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Contractual Clauses Providing for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Almost every construction contract on large projects contains a mechanism for the
parties to resolve disputes. Many provide for multiple stages of dispute resolution, but
all aim to resolve disagreements as efficiently as possible to ensure the parties’ efforts
are focused on the project itself. This paper provides an overview of the CCDC regime and discuss some of the most commonly-seen alternatives.

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