Alternative Dispute Resolution
This is a full mediation or conciliation service available where both parties agree to discuss with the ultimate aim of avoiding expensive litigation costs.
Both parties would be requested to complete a short questionnaire to be returned together with the following documents:
- Drawings and any relevant specification or works;
- Any correspondence to include original estimate/quotation;
- Any agreed or disagreed variations and any costings, agreed or disagreed;
- A short written statement from both parties outlining their position.
Following receipt of the above, a short meeting would be arranged to see if an amicable solution can be agreed by both parties. Please note that this will usually involve one or both parties compromising their original position.
It should be noted that this is not Arbitration or Litigation so it is up to both parties to agree an amicable solution between them with the guidance of an expert.
For disputes where time is of the essence and the disagreement is fairly straight forward a telephone interview may be carried out with both parties prior to recommendations being given in writing for a way forward.