Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation: What’s the Difference?

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December 11, 2017
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It is a common misconception that all legal disputes are resolved in the court-room. In fact, only a fraction end up going to litigation; most are resolved through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration. It all depends on the complexity of the issue and the parties involved. So what is the difference between mediation, arbitration and litigation?

Mind the Gap – What Happens When Details Are Missing From a Settlement?

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June 6, 2017
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Arbitrations can be fairly informal proceedings. Efforts to settle arbitrations are often more informal still. All participants recognize that a settlement is usually better than completing the hearing, even if everyone leaves the table a little dissatisfied. But what happens when there is an agreement on all or just about almost all of the essential terms of a settlement? Everyone is happy, right? Not always. Sometimes there is no settlement at all.

To Arbitrate or Litigate, that is the Question

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October 17, 2016
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Many potential commercial litigants have been looking for a more efficient system through which to resolve disputes. For better or worse, arbitration clauses have become the go-to mechanism of conflict resolution adopted in many commercial agreements.

Alternative Dispute Resolution – The Benefit of Experience

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September 19, 2016
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As legal fees continue to rise, business professionals are often faced with a difficult decision. Should I attempt to resolve this dispute on my own, or should I retain a lawyer with expertise in dispute resolution?