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All business are likely at some time to be involved in commercial disputes and even commercial litigation. These can range from day to day issues with suppliers or customers to substantial problems that threaten the very survival of the business.
Whatever the dispute, it is sure to cost time, money and resources. At Beetenson & Gibbon we take a no-nonsense, proactive approach giving you an honest, informed assessment of your position before offering sound strategic advice and options to resolve the dispute.
Although we have a wealth of court experience, we understand the importance of exploring alternatives to commercial litigation and can discuss with you options such Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which includes mediation and arbitration.
Our senior commercial partner, William King, not only acts a trained mediator, he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). With ADR, not only do the details of the dispute stay private, which is not the case when you go to court, it also tends to be less expensive. For example the average cost of contested court proceedings can be between £3,000 and £5,000 and if you lose this may be just the beginning. In many disputes, these costs are disproportionate to the result.
Our ethos with commercial disputes is that if you start from the right point before rushing headlong into court proceedings, resolving the dispute can often be quicker, less expensive and far less painful.
For more information or to talk to our commercial team, call Grimsby on 01472 240 251, Louth on 01507 600 610 or Scunthorpe on 01724 847 888.