Lawrence Stephens

Dispute Resolution

Deconstructing conflict 

  • Managing disputes, mitigating risks and minimising costs
  • Creating solutions, putting strategic options in your hands
  • Partnering with you every step of the way

Disputes are demanding.  Protracted, stressful and often complex, they require sound judgment and a cool head.  We provide smart, clear advice to help resolve them and mitigate risk with the least cost and minimal distraction.

For a business or an individual, we recognise that the stakes can be high.  We identify the issues in dispute, evaluate the strength of our clients’ position, and outline the available options for resolution.  From risk analysis to crisis management, we can provide solutions every step of the way, delivered as swiftly as possible.

Our depth of experience covers a broad spectrum: from pre-trial negotiations to trial and appeal, our team acts for a diverse range of businesses across multiple sectors, from construction and financial services to retail and hospitality. 

Formulating a strategy that combines legal and commercial advice, we aim to give our clients the best chance of resolving their dispute with a positive outcome.  If a settlement proves to be the most cost-effective option, we are able to negotiate from a position of strength.

And if a court is ultimately the best forum to achieve the optimum result, we are equally well-positioned.  Our litigators are just as robust in negotiation: we conduct regular mediations, arbitrations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.