Our Dispute Resolution Group is made up of lawyers who focus on arbitration, litigation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have extensive experience in resolving, prosecuting and defending disputes in many different jurisdictions.
When disputes do arise and need resolution by arbitration, there are usually a large number of issues to consider. How these issues are handled early on can make a real difference to the outcome of the dispute, as well as its duration and cost.
We can guide you through the complexity of difficult issues we cover all aspects of the arbitration process, including the validity of the arbitration agreement, jurisdiction issues, whether there are any alternatives to arbitration (such as mediation) and, crucially for international disputes, whether you’ll be able to enforce the arbitration award you’re seeking.
Our specialist dispute lawyers carry out arbitration work internationally and in the UK domestic market. They cover a number of sectors including: Automotive, Construction and Projects, Energy, Engineering, IT & Telecoms, International Trade, Mining, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Media, Retail, Technology and Telecommunications and Utilities.
We regularly deal with disputes under all of the principal arbitration rules, including the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as well as ‘ad hoc’ arbitrations. If issues outside of English law arise, we work closely with our trusted global network of leading independent law firms.
Some of the most common issues and procedures we advise on include:
You can read more about our international work here.
(FCIArb) Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution