Arbitration

Arbitration clauses usually provide the mechanism for a final and binding resolution of all disputes arising between the parties to a contract. Managing Member Partner John Bradley has particular experience in representing clients at arbitration. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Our advice extends to the following areas:

Pre-Contract Drafting

  • Drafting the contractual arbitration provisions.
  • Advising on the incorporation of arbitration rules and recommending and selecting the nominating body.
  • Preparing best practice protocols and review procedures to avoid, where possible, disputes arising or escalating into arbitration at all.
  • Post-Contract Dispute

  • Drafting and advising on the critical Notice to Refer to Arbitration.
  • Advising on how to secure costs protection for a client from its opponent
  • Guiding clients through the appointment process and advising on the powers and sanctions available to an arbitrator.
  • Preparing the necessary legal documents and witness statements. Advising on the most suitable experts, ensuring that the key issues are advanced in the most appropriate and cost effective manner.
    Providing strategic and tactical advice at every stage in the proceedings.
    Providing realistic cost estimates so our clients can budget and manage their cash flow for the time period of the proceedings.
    Carrying out enforcement proceedings arising from an arbitrator’s award.