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Commercial: Alternative Dispute Resolution

As the ongoing backlog of Court cases increases, there is a growing need for fast and efficient ways for our clients to resolve disputes.

Alternative Dispute Resolution lends itself to today’s online approach and the Commercial and Chancery ADR specialists at Parklane Plowden are experienced in working closely with clients to ensure that they deliver tailored, expert advice which is responsive and commercial.

The Commercial and Chancery ADR specialists has premises in both Leeds and Newcastle, offering strength in depth across the North of England.

The Commercial and Chancery Team is independently recognised by clients in Chambers Directory and Legal 500 as having “good, specialist counsel” and as being “approachable” and able to “deal with issues in a timely, efficient, and friendly manner”. The Team is supported by responsive, knowledgeable and friendly clerks.

ADR Expertise

Early Neutral Evaluation: particularly helpful where the issue is primarily a legal one. It can be conducted either by way of written opinion or in person.

Private FDRs: remote FDRs can be arranged using whichever conferencing platform works best for you, including Zoom and Skype for Business. Private FDRs can often be more cost effective than court proceedings.

For cases involving chancery disputes, including property disputes, a “chancery” FDR may be appropriate.

Mediation: mediation involving a civil mediator is often a very useful method of resolving a range of civil and chancery disputes and can often lead to settlement being reached.

Round table meetings/joint settlement meetings: negotiation with the assistance of a legal representative but without the involvement of a mediator can also be effective.

Arbitration: where it is not possible to reach an agreement then a number of members of Chambers are qualified arbitrators and experienced in representing clients at arbitration.

For details as to what type of Commercial ADR is best for you and the services that Chambers offers, please contact

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Commercial: Alternative Dispute Resolution Barristers

Sean Kelly

Called 1990

Stuart Roberts

Called 1994

Marisa Lloyd

Called 1994

Nicola Phillipson TEP

Called 1999

Peter Cherry

Called 2003

Adam Gould

Called 2015


Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

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Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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