GIVEN THE high costs involved in Court litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) through arbitration or mediation can often be a far more cost effective and quicker solution. The firm has represented clients in international arbitrations directed against other individuals, corporate entities as well as against governments. We have considerable experience in representing Irish and overseas clients in cross-border disputes and arbitrations.
Consultant, Paddy A. Kelly is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and Robert Browne, managing partner, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. They will endeavour to settle your dispute without recourse to litigation. We have the necessary resources and facilities to handle even the largest disputes. We will use all available methods to try and bring your commercial dispute to a successful conclusion. These methods include:
Negotiation — Frequently overlooked this can often be the best way to solve the problem. We can assist clients with the negotiations behind the scenes or handle them directly for the client.
Mediation — The most common form of ADR today. Mediation involves the parties to a dispute appointing a qualified mediator to attempt to broker a solution prior to a more formal dispute resolution process, i.e Arbitration. Both Robert Browne and Paddy Kelly are qualified mediators.
Arbitration — This is required in construction and insurance disputes and also by other standard contracts such as vehicle sales and transport or holiday disputes. We frequently represent parties in arbitration proceedings while Robert Browne and Paddy Kelly are highly experienced arbitrators in their own right.
Expert Determination — Used in trade disputes, we have experience in representing clients in such determinations.
Of late, the ADR unit in the firm has been involved in an international arbitration against an Eastern European country, consisting of a claim for USD $1,000,000,000 (a thousand million dollars), dealing with allegations of breach of contract and corruption on the part of government officials.