Dispute resolution & ADR

 

We are dispute resolution specialists, for both insurers and corporate and commercial businesses. We cover all types of disputes: contractual disputes, injunctions, fraud investigation and recovery, construction defect claims, and property disputes, including commercial landlord and tenant disputes.

Adjudication

Adjudication is often a better path than litigation or arbitration. But there are many traps for the unwary. We understand every aspect of adjudication, having represented clients in adjudications over fees and payments, professional negligence, technical or quality disputes and issues of time, loss and expense. In particular, the BLM team has extensive expertise in enforcing adjudication decisions, having helped to shape the law in this area.

Arbitration

The great advantages of arbitration are privacy, speed and cost. Unsurprisingly, it is an increasingly popular alternative to litigation in many sectors. We have huge experience in all types of arbitration, from its traditional strongholds of rent review and commodities reinsurance, into relatively new areas such as finance and sport.

International Arbitration

As experienced arbitrators on four continents, our team has the knowledge and understanding to support you in any international arbitral process - the preferred final method for resolving commercial disputes. Many arbitral institutions and a number of jurisdictions (including England & Wales) have revised their legal frameworks to enhance their attractiveness as centres for arbitration, while other bodies, such as the International Bar Association, have worked to improve the effectiveness of arbitrations between different legal cultures. We’ve played a major role in these developments and are extremely well placed to guide you through the international arbitration process.

Mediation

Long before the courts began to encourage mediation, we were promoting it as a rational, commercial and pragmatic form of dispute resolution. We’re a national leader in the field, with extensive experience both acting for parties and providing mediators. Our focus is always on ensuring you achieve the best commercial results as quickly as possible.

Testimonials


BLM has ‘an appropriate level of case handler for anything’

Legal 500 2016

BLM has ‘a great team of lawyers that provides consistently high levels of professionalism and expertise’.

Legal 500 2016

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Dispute resolution & ADR Team

Philip Adamis

Philip Adamis

Partner,
London


Lucy Clements Smith

Lucy Clements Smith

Partner,
London


Iain Fraser

Iain Fraser

Consultant,
Manchester


Stuart Furniss

Stuart Furniss

Partner,
Liverpool


Guy Lane

Guy Lane

Partner,
London


Catherine Mangham

Catherine Mangham

Partner,
Manchester


Michael Parr

Michael Parr

General Counsel,
Manchester