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Dispute Resolution

At Aria Grace Law CIC, we resolve disputes fairly, ethically, and cost-effectively. We are experts in mediation, arbitration, and expert determination, and use alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) to resolve disputes and disagreements without going to court. This approach offers many benefits, particularly time and cost savings.

We are appointed to act as mediators, arbitrators, and expert evaluators, and are also instructed by clients to represent them in ADR.

Who Do We Help?

Whether you are a limited company, partnership, trustee, or beneficiary facing an employment dispute, relationship property dispute or considering legal action, ADR is often recommended. In fact, ADR is now mandatory for most civil claims before proceeding to court.

Our partners handle disputes of varying values, up to £300 million, and can interpret contract clauses, partnerships, trusts deeds, statutes and calculate loss and damages. We are accredited by the Society of Mediators and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, often acting as arbitrators or mediators, and representing clients.

As subject matter experts, we mediate, determine disputes and provide indications of potential court outcomes.


Dispute resolution can occur in person or online, and selecting the right ADR professional is crucial. At Aria Grace Law CIC, we offer ethical and confidential dispute resolution services, guided by our extensive expertise.

Different Types of ADR

We are regularly approached by individuals seeking assistance in resolving their disputes, often referred by colleagues from the bar or other firms. Sometimes, you may have a clear idea of the type of ADR you need, while other times, we can guide you to the most suitable process for resolving your impasse.

  • Mediation

    • ​Involves the parties coming together before an independent mediator who facilitates the resolution of the dispute. In some types of mediation, the mediator may offer no opinion as to the merits, and in other types, the mediator may be more probing. Mediation can take place in person or online and can involve the parties and their representatives or the parties alone. It is the parties themselves who create their remedy.

  • Arbitration​

    • A more formalised process with written submissions and an appointed Arbitrator. Governed by the Arbitration Act 1996, and very useful if there is a technical or legal element to the dispute which may have ended up in court or requires technical analysis. Many contracts contain an arbitration clause as a means to resolving the dispute, and our partners are experienced in representing clients before arbitration panels and sitting as arbitrators.

  • Expert Determination​

    • Less formal than arbitration, the parties agree that an independent expert will make a binding ruling to resolve the dispute. This can be a cost-effective and efficient way of achieving a resolution.

  • Early Neutral Evaluation​

    • An independent expert evaluates the merits of the dispute and each party's case, providing an assessment of the likely outcomes if the case were to proceed to court. Parties often find this assessment invaluable in reaching a settlement and resolving their differences.

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