Compass Chambers is aware of the increasing interest in Scotland in both Arbitration and Mediation as methods to resolve issues.
This is all the more so with the Congress of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) 2021 arriving in Edinburgh and the Scottish Year of Mediation (2020).
The long term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on individuals, businesses and insurers who are trying to recover from the impact of lockdown cannot be underestimated, particularly when one factors in the expected delays in resolving disputes. As restrictions are now slowly being lifted, the doubt about the ability of the courts to handle the predicted backlog is causing growing concern.
For those looking for a clear path through these uncertainties, it is essential to draw together the right legal team. All legal practitioners, Solicitors and Commercial Attorneys, can be confident that instructing counsel from Compass Chambers will place them and their clients in an excellent position to secure the detailed, pragmatic advice and assistance they need to help their client make the right decisions about which method of dispute resolution is in their best interests.
Compass Chambers is recognised as providing a source of expert assistance across the full range of our practice areas. That assistance can be provided to clients and their legal advisers not only when litigation is ongoing, but at any stage in proceedings. A key part of our expertise is assisting those advisers who wish to provide detailed advice about all the methods of dispute resolution; and explaining to clients what the differences are, in order to assist that client in making a decision about what method is in their best interests. Our members are always willing to assist when decisions have to be made about the options open to the client and even at a later stage to consider whether that remains the best way for the client to settle or resolve their claim.
We have long recognised the importance that ‘alternative dispute resolution’ has in that process. With that in mind, we are excited to discuss the potential that arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution options have for resolving disputes in any of our core areas of practice.
If you would like more information about instructing one of our members, whether as an Arbitrator, Mediator, Counsel for an Arbitration or Mediation or to advise or assist otherwise with the resolution of a dispute, please contact a member of the Clerking Team.