The first step in any dispute is generally to help you to express your position.
This often takes the form of a letter of claim for the claimant (or a response from the defendant) before any proceedings have started. This can be anything from a review and summary of what the parties have been saying to each other to a formal exchange with the other side under the pre-action protocol.
Once each party has gone to the trouble of expressing their positions, the dispute arrives at a crossroads, where many avenues are open to them (albeit the claimant often decides on their own which route they intend to pursue):
- Other forms of alternative dispute resolution;
- Litigation; &
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