We’re in dispute – How do we fix this?

Caroline Hutchinson

It is unfortunate, but a fact of life - disputes do arise, even when we’ve had the best intentions. It happens in all walks of life – not only between individuals but also in the corporate world. 

We are often asked to steer clients through their disputes. However, they do not always want to take the most aggressive option –usually litigation –instead they want to preserve their relationship with the party and work through the dispute together. 

Depending on the nature and circumstances of the particular conflict our clients are facing, we often recommend and adopt alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including:

A few key benefits of these less aggressive methods include the following:

If you are faced with a dispute with a party – whether they be a business partner, supplier, franchisee, landlord or family member, and you’re concerned with maintaining your relationship with that party, then ADR methods may be right for you. 

Accordingly, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible so we can analyse your dispute and take timely action to preserve your relationship before it suffers irreparable damage.

If you need advice on a dispute, please contact:

Caroline Hutchinson, Principal
Phone: +61 2 9895 9200
Email: chutchinson@colemangreig.com.au