All disputes start bad and when ego’s get in the way, they end worse.
When a dispute arises, someone needs to be blamed, and no one will publicly blame themselves.
Having an attorney to approach the dispute objectively can be to your advantage. Admitting as little liability as possible, usually persuades your adversary to naturally sympathise with you and also admit his portion of the liability.
Compromises made during the resolution of a dispute is not a weakness, it’s a strength.
Settle disputes quickly with your adversary, because the longer a dispute drags on, the bigger the ego’s get, and the harder it is to resolve a dispute.
When a dispute cannot be resolved by mediation, the next step is to go and battle it out in court, but sometimes, arbitration is a convenient, or even compulsory, alternative.
The alternative to litigation (in court) is arbitration, but arbitration is expensive. In court, you don’t have to pay the Judge. During arbitration proceedings, both parties pay the Arbitrator (“Judge”) upfront and the general rule is that the loser ultimately pays the full account. The advantage of arbitration is an expedient and less formal process.
The sad reality of courts these days is that the courts are inundated with litigation matters, and a simple dispute can take months or even years to finalise. More complex disputes can take anything from 3 to 5 years (or even longer) to finalise.
Arbitration proceedings can be finalised in a matter of a few months, and although you pay the arbitrator, you won’t have to pay your advocate and attorney for unnecessary appearances.
When your business is dependent on the resolution of the dispute, arbitration might just be the lifebuoy you need.
Some contracts even make arbitration a compulsory alternative to litigation.
Nobody wants to end up in court, but when you do, you’d rather have us fighting FOR you that AGAINST you. Our opponents fear us for a reason.
We represent clients in any Civil Litigation, in both High and Magistrate’s Courts, as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution Forums.
We represent clients in:
- Contractual Claims and Disputes;
- Corporate Disputes and Claims;
- Delictual Claims;
- Contested and Uncontested Divorces;
- Professional Liability Claims;
- Personal Injury and Liability Claims;
- Building and Construction Claims;
- Insurance Claims.