Scotland | 01 October 2010
Most commercial organisations try to avoid court actions if at all possible. The fear of becoming embroiled in a long-running and potentially intractable dispute understandably puts many businesses off enforcement of their contractual rights through standard legal channels. Alternative means of dispute resolution have sprung up to fill the gap. Mediation, arbitration and adjudication have all proved successful to greater or lesser degrees in achieving resolution of disputes away from the pressures of the courtroom.