When is litigation required?

August 25, 2017, By Slater Heelis

Generally speaking, judges will now expect any disputing parties to have considered or tried alternative forms of dispute resolution before taking a case to court. This extends from large corporate law suits to domestic matters. However, in situations where alternative dispute resolution did not work, or where one party refuses to negotiate, or where a party is looking to make a public statement (ADR is a confidential, private process), then litigation may be the only way forward.