Formal proceedings in a court or arbitral tribunal are not the only methods available for settling commercial disputes and in many cases serve as a last resort. The employment of non-binding alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) methods can often lead to a more favourable and cost effective commercial solution. The firm has extensive experience in the employment of all alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, including negotiation, mediation, adjudication and expert determination.
Mediation is a particularly popular and effective modern mechanism for resolving commercial disputes either prior to or during formal proceedings. Humphries Kerstetter LLP has extensive experience in guiding clients through this process in order to achieve the best result. Because of this expertise, we are occasionally instructed to appear specifically for this purpose in disputes otherwise handled by other firms.
Our partners also accept appointments to act as independent mediators in domestic or international commercial disputes.