Our ADR practice

The delivery of innovative, creative and cost-effective solutions through ADR has, for many years, been a pivotal aspect of our pre-eminent dispute resolution brand. Our award-winning ADR practice encompasses our entire disputes division and extends to our international network of offices.

We have a deep understanding of how corporates develop and refine strategies for using ADR at both the policy and operational level.

Our extensive expertise in a wide range of ADR processes includes:

  • Mediation – we are committed to leadership in mediation advocacy and understand the critical role of cultural and communication styles in international negotiation and ADR
  • Expert determination – we have a wealth of experience in advising on expert determination, in particular in relation to energy, projects and completion account disputes
  • Adjudication – we have advised and acted in relation to many adjudications, including three of the largest adjudications ever conducted in the UK, international construction disputes involving bespoke variations on the UK adjudication procedure, and adjudications conducted under Australian Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment legislation
  • Bespoke solutions and other ADR processes – we have experience in designing and executing multi-stage, bespoke ADR solutions for the largest international commercial disputes, as well as conducting early neutral evaluations and baseball arbitrations

Awards

  • “For demonstrating a consistently high-level of dedication to ADR use, internally and externally, through a variety of comprehensive and effective ADR programmes in the UK and overseas”
    Significant achievement in the field of dispute resolution
    CEDR Awards for Excellence in ADR 2010

  • Recognised for Excellence in ADR,  2008 Law Firm Award
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

  • 2010 Law Firm award for excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)

  • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
    Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards for Excellence 2014

  • Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year
    (for 14th consecutive year since inception)
    ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2014

  • Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
    Legal Business Awards 2011

  • Litigation Team of the Year
    The Lawyer Awards 2010

  • Litigation Team of the Year
    The Lawyer Awards 2009