How to settle a dispute

There are two ways to obtain a settlement


The first is the traditional adversarial system where rights are advanced leading to negotiations and if that fails a trial takes place. The Civil Procedure Rules and its Pre-Action Protocols set this all out.


On the way both sides are working mostly against each other and a great deal of expense is incurred covering each and every aspect.



The second way to a settlement is to commit to resolving disputes by mediation, dialogue and cooperation.


The choice of process to achieve a settlement is up to you. Traditional or alternative, or somewhere in-between?