At Brodies we understand when litigation is the best option for our clients, but also where their interests are best served by resolution of disputes through alternative channels.

In a market where reputational risk, confidentiality, flexibility of process, speed of resolution and cost control play increasingly significant roles in their approach to business and decision making, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is becoming increasingly popular with commercial clients.

Our ADR offering has grown to reflect the needs of our clients, and we continue to invest in the development of our practice and the skills of our specialist lawyers in this area. Our lawyers are able to deal with disputes across Scotland and to provide support and guidance to clients on a local, national and international level.

We offer businesses and organisations from all sectors a full ADR service provided by our team of experienced and accredited lawyers, across a range of specialisms. With 20 ADR experts based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the size, scope and reach of the team sets it apart from our competitors.

Our team works hand in hand with clients to identify the method of dispute resolution that best fits their objectives, priorities, expectations and culture. We are able to draw on our expertise of all forms of ADR to advise on the most appropriate and cost effective form, including:

  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Expert determination

One example of this is the use of arbitration to effectively resolve commercial disputes across borders, as such this method has become very attractive to our clients within the Oil and Gas sector.

We have a proven track record of providing ADR support across a range of sectors, industries and professions, including Oil and Gas, Construction and Engineering, Banking and Financial Services, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, Insurance and Professional Negligence, Employment, Planning, Family and Real Estate.

“They are focused on what clients want - they’re very commercial and communicate very clearly, with no waffle. They’re very user-friendly.”

Chambers UK 2016