Although there is nothing to stop you going straight to court there could be a penalty in costs later if you do not show some effort to engage with the other party at an early stage.
Depending on the type of dispute, courts often require parties to complete a pre action protocol. These protocols require parties to set out their positions in detailed letters of claim, explaining their respective positions, and supported by key documents.
After these protocols have been carried out the parties may negotiate the terms of a settlement or agree to the appropriate form of process that may lead to settlement. Often they will appoint independent third parties to assist in specific forms of dispute resolution:-
It is important that the firm you use has experience in all forms of mediation and negotiation. The right legal team can make the difference by ensuring your case is well prepared and that all necessary arguments are advanced on your behalf.
It is also important that your legal adviser gives you clear unequivocal advice so you can have confidence that the decision you reach is the correct one.
At Specters we have litigators with over 30 years of experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation who are there to help and advise you.
Once we have assessed your claim, we can offer a number of funding options, which you can read more about on our funding page here. We often offer our clients flexible and risk sharing funding options, including no win no fee agreements, after the event insurance and third party funding.