Alternative Dispute Resolution
The process of litigation has become more and more time consuming, expensive and cumbersome and the increase in the number of cases in courts have led to congestion and delay in their resolution.
Some Disputes are sensitive and confidential in nature and disputants may prefer settlement in private to one in the public glare of court. In addition, the complexity of court litigation tends may towards an increase in costs which disputants are naturally anxious to reduce. On the other hand, there may be claims involving small sums, which may not be worth the cost of litigation. All these have led to the development of alternative methods of resolving disputes.
With the public nature of court-related dispute resolution; that is, litigation and the time involved in the process, the method of Alternative Dispute Resolution has been increasing gained relevance in commercial matters. ADR typically includes early neutral evaluation, negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. While the two most common forms of ADR are arbitration and mediation, negotiation is usually the best first step in resolving a dispute or managing a dispute.
In commercial transactions, a misunderstanding may crystallise into a conflict which could then solidify into a dispute. Our job in Trizon Law Chambers is to assist clients through the whole gambit of dispute management to the final resolution of a dispute resolution process whether by ADR or litigation. We are posed to guide the client every step of the way with the main objective being to preserve the business relationships that the client wishes to preserve and ensure that justice is upheld.