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Why choose Alternative Dispute Resolution?

ADR, also known as an out-of-court procedure, is recognised by justice systems worldwide and is fast becoming the favoured way to resolve disputes (especially civil disagreements) thanks to its ability to come to a resolution quickly, cost-effectively and without the need to appear in court. In fact, many consider litigation to be a last resort.

Seeking justice via the courts is prohibitive due to:

  • High legal costs, as well as the inability to recover fees or be granted sufficient compensation in damages, even if the case is found in your favour.
  • Minimum threshold of £10,000 in damages for most lawyer firms to represent.
  • Long waits for a case to go to trial (currently over a year).
  • Risk of further reputational damage in the public eye while awaiting trial.
  • Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) and the exhaustion of resources by spurious or vexatious litigation.
  • Difficulty in proving the merits of a case and demonstrating a claimant would suffer significant disadvantage should the disagreement be allowed to stand.

Prior to receiving a court hearing date, the court will review the merits of your case and simultaneously check whether the parties have investigated the option of ADR. At this stage they may direct you to ADR instead. Even if the case goes to trial, there is precedence for a judge to stop proceedings, as seen in the case Churchill vs Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council.

As a matter of law, the court can lawfully stay existing proceedings or order the parties to engage in a non-court-based dispute resolution process.

~ Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls
Churchill v. Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

By proactively seeking resolution through ADR or incorporating ADR clauses in their strategy, organisations not only align with current legal trends but also reduce costs and enhance their dispute management practices.

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Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution services

Do you have a single dispute you are looking to resolve?

For those who risk financial or reputational damage from a media-related disagreement, Impress Resolvr provides alternative dispute resolution services that deliver quick, affordable, discreet results, at a fraction of the cost of going to court.

The service can be used to resolve any type of disagreement, legal or otherwise. It is well-suited to any civil claim that involves commercial or contractual disputes and can be tailored for specific aspects of media law like defamation, malicious falsehood, copyright infringement, misuse of private information, harassment etc.

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Are you looking for a proactive cover for disputes in the media?

For organisations at risk for damage to their brand, bottom-line or commercial relationships from disputes in the public arena, Impress RiskResolvr+ is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) package that de-risks litigation.

Unlike going to court, which is expensive, time-consuming, high-risk and acrimonious, Impress RiskResolvr+ ensures both supplier and customer retention, compliance with information legislation, and predictable outcomes with predictably low costs.

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How Alternative Dispute Resolution works

Are you looking for a legally-binding decision by an independent third party?

Arbitration involves the appointment of an independent third-party who considers all facts before issuing a judgement, which is legally binding and enforceable through the courts.

As an alternative to litigation, arbitration provides fair, impartial, cost-effective path to restitution where serious harm or loss has been proved.

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Are you looking to co-create outcomes with the help of an independent third party?

Mediation involves the appointment of an independent third-party who facilitates dialogue between parties, that allows them to reach a private settlement via mutual agreement.

As an alternative to litigation, mediation serves to preserve the relationship between parties, while providing a rapid, cost-effective route to a fair settlement.

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