ORT Jet hosted a unique webinar on the 22nd of October about the alternate dispute resolutions available for one to avoid a lengthy, costly and long court process. It was facilitated by experts on Mediation, Adjudication and Arbitration- Rosemary Burton-Chambers and Jaron Tobias from Project House.
“You have not been in business if you have not had to deal with a legal dispute, it is thus so vital to understand the other options available” said Jaron Tobias.
As mentioned by Rosemary Burton-Chambers, “if businesses can solve disputes with clients without going to court and suing them, they would be more likely to continue the relationship going forward”.
“The court system is an extremely public system and is open for everyone, however, alternate dispute resolution processes are highly confidential and private” “You don’t want personal information to be heard by the wrong people” said Jaron.
Another benefit of the Alternate Dispute Resolution is “it is more flexible and responsive to needs of the individual where the court system is rigid. One has the opportunity to drive the process themselves” he added.
In addition, Rosemary said “you have the opportunity to select somebody to deal with the dispute who has specific knowledge- someone well experienced in that problem whereas in court, you might not have that and would need to spend time explaining the problem”. ” It could be lost in translation where the person in court does not understand the specific problem” she said.
Benefits of Alternate Dispute Resolution:
- Costs significantly less than going to court
- Reduces Stress
- will be able to tell your exact interpretation of events
- Takes into account the needs of both parties
- More likely to preserve existing relationships
- Ensure confidentiality
- It will save you a lot of time
Please click here to watch the recording if you missed out on the webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiC1IwksSgU
BIO OF PROJECT HOUSE
Project House is an umbrella company for a number of dynamic services and subsidiaries.
Having been in operation since the mid 90’s the company has grown from strength to strength in the construction industry.
Jaron Tobias and Rosemary Burton-Chambers have both personally been in the industry over 35 years, and apart from being seasoned entrepreneurs are both qualified Arbitrators and Mediators.