Arbitration and Litigation
Gordon and Thompson Solicitors offer arbitration and litigation services to businesses and individuals. We have experienced arbitration and litigation solicitors and barristers to advise you on the best options for you. Our arbitration barristers and solicitors are qualified, experienced and updated in their training. Using their knowledge and talents can help you settle your disputes through arbitration.
We have a pool of solicitors and barristers who can represent you at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
What is Arbitration?
Arbitration is a forum for settling disputes – contract and legal disagreements outside the court room. In the UK, the Arbitration Act of 1996 empowers the Arbitrator to assist parties resolve their disputes.
Arbitration is thought to be a much simpler and inexpensive forum for resolving disputes.
Most commercial contracts will usually include an arbitration clause that will set out the disposal of disputes including the choice of arbitrators, the service of notices, the jurisdiction and other matters.
Arbitration clauses are legally binding contractual agreements that can be enforced without necessarily going through expensive legal proceedings
Arbitrators are independent, professionally qualified and skilled expert empowered through the Act or the contract to assess the evidence provided by parties and make a final and binding decision. The decision of the arbitrator is normally legally binding and can be enforced by the court.
Arbitration process can be complex and you may need assistance of a qualified solicitor or barrister who can advise on the following issues prior to engaging the Arbitration process:
- Tort – professional negligence
- Breach of contract in national or international trade disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholders disputes
For instance, the majority of arbitration agreements involve a governing law clause, which specifies the area of law under which the agreement will operate. This can be either the law of England or Wales, etc. Naturally, you need to be aware of all the complexities, and the legal implications before you engage in the arbitration process.
It is therefore advisable that you seek the assistance of a firm of expert arbitration solicitors. Harding Mitchell is known for providing top-quality services from skilled and qualified arbitration solicitors in London. Our team is capable of handling all kinds of arbitration claims from complex to high-value including the following:
- Breach of contract
- Partnership/shareholder disputes
- Confidence breach
- Professional negligence
- International trade disputes
In addition to the above, our team covers many other areas of arbitration. We have a long track record of representing clients in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
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