When disputes arise there are various ways to settle them. Litigation is one route; however, parties are encouraged wherever possible to try and resolve these disputes using alternative methods, and failure to respond to a request to settle away from the courts can often result in a financial penalty.

The most popular, and most beneficial, method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is mediation. ADR offers the parties a higher degree of control and involvement in the resolution process and more immediate and commercial access to justice. In contrast to the courts, where the matter is decided on the law by judges, ADR sees experienced business people, commonly lawyers, working with the parties and their advisers to bring about a solution.

At Keystone we have a team of qualified mediators, arbitrators and specialist international arbitrators who have years of experience working with difficult situations and who will guide you through the process to reach a settlement that works for you, both financially and commercially.

Our mediators are accredited by leading organisations including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), ADR Net, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB).

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