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Alternative Dispute Resolution lawyers

Avoiding costly disputes is often the favoured route for businesses when challenges arise. Alternative dispute resolution – which includes mediation, moderation, and expert determination - is an increasingly attractive option for clients wishing to avoid lengthy and costly proceedings.

To secure the best outcome, it is important to work with legal advisers who are highly experienced in the alternative routes available, have experience in the sector you operate in and a commercial, problem-solving mind-set. The CMS ADR team helps clients through all phases of out-of-court dispute resolution.

You have made what could have been a very difficult journey for me something which I am very confident about, and can positively move forward from.
Workplace mediation client

Conflicts within the workplace can be particularly challenging and time consuming to address. Our specialist workplace mediation service is designed to give you all the benefits of an in-house service without the implementation cost or the training time. The service is flexible to cover short facilitated discussions lasting only a few hours, to longer full day mediations or team mediations. Our team of eight accredited mediators located across the UK are all experienced mediators and lawyers. We can meet tight timescales and provide speedy mediation assistance, where and when you need it.

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Catherine Devine
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Catherine Devine is a Senior Associate in the Insurance and Reinsurance Group in London.
Yvonne Screene
Yvonne Screene
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Yvonne Screene is Of Counsel in the Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment Department.
Natalie Appleby
Natalie Appleby
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Natalie Appleby is of counsel in the Real Estate Disputes team.
Kate Murphy
Kate Murphy
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, London
Kate Murphy is Of Counsel in the Insurance and Reinsurance group.
Neil Beighton
Neil Beighton
Of Coun­sel
Counsel
United Kingdom, London
Neil is Of Counsel in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of CMS London.  He has been responsible for managing some of the largest insurance and reinsurance disputes in recent years, including high value...
Neeraj Thomas
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Neeraj Thomas in an Of Counsel in our Technology, Intellectual Property and Media team specialising in contentious intellectual property and sports and disciplinary work.Neeraj has significant expertise...
Tom Dane
Tom Dane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a Partner in the Disputes Group with over 15 years’ experience of litigating high value and complex commercial disputes.Tom has a particular focus on banking and finance disputes. In 2017/2018,...
Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright
Part­ner
Head of Intellectual Property
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
Sarah has built her leading IP practice advising companies on how to protect, monetise and enforce their brands and designs.Sarah advises clients in the Technology, Media and Communications, Life Sciences...
Julie Gattegno
Julie Gattegno
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Julie is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Dispute Resolution team with over 20 years’ experience dealing with a huge variety of contentious property issues, with an emphasis on providing commercially...
Lee Gluyas
Lee Gluyas
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Lee is a commercial lawyer who specialises in the resolution of disputes, particularly those arising out of technology, outsourcing and telecommunications contracts.  He also acts for clients in other...