There are many ways in which we can contribute to the successful resolution of a commercial dispute.
When a dispute first arises, it is easy to get locked in to the subjective details of the dispute and lose sight of the eventual destination, whether that be a negotiated resolution (and potentially a continuing commercial relationship) or a decision imposed by a tribunal. At that early stage, we can provide an objective and independent early assessment of loss, so that you can plan your approach to the dispute more confidently.
Later on, whether or not formal proceedings are under way, we can support you on aspects of the negotiation process. There is no clear-cut formula for the input that might be needed, and we are happy to be flexible in tailoring our work. You might need, for example, a paper on loss which can be shown to the other party, or an objective explanation of the financial impact of certain transactions. With our experience of negotiation and mediation strategy, we can support you through this process.
In the context of formal proceedings, whether they are in Court or before an international arbitration tribunal, we provide expert evidence in three broad areas:
- The quantification of damages, whether as specific losses or through a business valuation
- Financial issues that are relevant to liability and causation
- Providing an objective interpretation and understanding of relevant financial and accounting matters
Our services are not limited to the parties involved in a dispute: we also accept appointments to tribunals, as arbitrator or as tribunal expert. And we provide alternative dispute resolution services, as expert determiner or as mediator.
For examples of current and recent cases on which we have been instructed, please visit Cases.