Lawyers Alicante

Specialist Solicitors in Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration

Alternative Dispute Resolutions
A well-managed conflict can bring benefits. Alternative dispute resolutions are effective means to meet the expectations of both parties in a more expedient and economical way, overcoming the old concept of winner-loser.

“Negotiation is a basic means of getting what you want from others. It is back-and-forth communication designed to reach an agreement when you and the other side have some interests that are shared and others that are opposed.”  Roger Fisher.

By negotiation the parties reach pacts and agreements to resolve a conflict or to avoid its appearance.

“The challenge is not to eliminate conflict but to transform it in a beneficial manner.”  William Ury.

A different way of handling conflict once it has already emerged, it is the very same parties who reach the agreement with the help of a third party who intervenes but whose decision is never imposed.

“When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?”  Benjamin Franklin
Non judicial means of dispute resolutions of longstanding tradition in our system, in which trust and confidence are fundamental conditions. The arbitrator decides but has no power to force the settlement; even so, its advantages over the judicial system are undeniable, celerity and confidentiality among them.