Dispute Advisor

Use our Reso-X dispute advisor, and discover the most suitable type of resolution process for you. Just slide the bars below and see...

lt's not about winning or losing
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I intend to WIN at all costs!
Compromise is important
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The principle is important
A personal commitment is important
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A legal judgment is important
I can't afford to spend too much on this
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I'll spend whatever it takes
I want to continue with them after this is over
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I want nothing further to do with them after this
The outcome MUST be kept confidential
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Everyone must know about the outcome of this

If most of your replies to the answers above are towards the left, you are more likely to require a negotiator, coach or mediator. The more replies lean to the right, you’re looking to hire a mediator, arbitrator or litigator.


Negotiation Mediation Arbitration Litigation

Spectrum of modes of dispute resolution

Start point

  • Maximum party control over outcome
  • Focus on consensus
  • Confidential
  • Informal

Endpoint

  • Third party control over outcome
  • Determination of legal rights
  • Public
  • More formal rules for process

When faced with a dispute, you could either:

Negotiate

If you choose to negotiate, you could either:

  • Negotiate directly in which you could ask for help from a conflict coach;
  • Negotiate with an advocate, in which you could ask for help from an expert lawyer;

Mediate

If you choose to mediate, you would need to:

  • Mutually agree to appoint a mediator;
  • Decide if you require a lawyer to act as a mediation advocate during the mediation;

Arbitrate

If you choose to arbitrate, you would need to:

  • Mutually agree to appoint an arbitrator;
  • Hire a litigator to represent you as counsel in the arbitration;

Litigate

If you choose to litigate, you would need to:

  • Hire a litigator to represent you as counsel in the court proceedings;
  • File a suit with the courts
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