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Experts in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), our experienced lawyers use ADR techniques including mediation and negotiation to resolve disputes without going to court. We offer guidance and support on using alternative methods to avoid potentially lengthy and expensive court procedures.

Our team have a huge amount of experience in representing clients at formal mediation as well as other forms of ADR. We have two professionally accredited mediators within our team ready to advise on the challenges and pitfalls that ADR can often present.

We will explore all avenues to ensure that we achieve the best possible resolution for you to achieve the best possible result. When successful, ADR can achieve extremely cost-effective results, which is rarely possible through court-based litigation.

What is alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is used to describe a wide variety of non-court-based processes for resolving disputes by agreement. The most common form of ADR is mediation but we also have a great deal of experience in resolving disputes through expert determination and adjudication. Parties are encouraged by the court to try and mediate their dispute in order to save costs and disruption that a full trial can often cause.

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Richard Locke


Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management.  He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

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