Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court proceedings are not the only way to settle a dispute.  In most cases, all parties want to resolve the dispute fairly and reach an amicable agreement in the quickest most cost efficient way and therefore may decide to pursue Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Alternative dispute resolution may take any of the following forms:

  • Mediation – where an independent third party offers advice to the parties in a dispute in order to help discussions progress smoothly.
  • Adjudication – where an independent adjudicator who is an expert in the dispute area considers the claim and makes a decision.
  • Arbitration – where a tribunal is appointed to consider the dispute.

The Commercial Dispute Resolution team here at Butcher & Barlow have a proven track record of achieving positive outcomes using Alternative Dispute Resolution. By instructing our specialist team will assist you in achieving an outcome which is right for you and your business with the minimum of fuss.

The Commercial Dispute Resolution Team

Meet our experienced and highly regarded Commercial Dispute Resolution team.

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Anthony Higham

Bury - Head Office

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Alex Sandland

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

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Greg Porter


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Samuel Dale


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James Holton

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

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Catherine Gregson

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

Natalie Dean

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

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Thomas Sedley

Bury - Head Office

Cameron Shaw

Cameron Shaw

Northwich - Gadbrook Park

What our clients say

David Rowe

Andy took control from the start in a strong, calm and professional manner. Andy demonstrated great levels of care and understanding throughout the process and helped to deliver an agreeable outcome. I would have no doubt in recommending Andy and his team

The Legal 500 2021

The team at Butcher & Barlow have exceptional tenacity and exemplary client care skills. They are excellent litigators with a keen eye to detail and ADR. I would not hesitate in recommending their services for any dispute resolution requirements.

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