Ottawa Lawyers Recommend ADR over Litigation for Business Disputes

Ottawa Lawyers Recommend ADR over Litigation for Business Disputes

Ottawa : Canada | May 08, 2012 at 3:39 PM PDT
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Kanata, Ontario (April 23, 2012) – Early this year, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute) published an article discussing innovative ways by which businesses can prevent and resolve disputes without the need for lengthy and increasingly expensive litigation. In it, Melissa Lorenzo-Hervé of Practical Law Company highlighted the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for companies looking to reduce litigation costs in favor of focusing on business.

Ottawa business lawyer John M. Connolly of Connolly, Nichols, Allan & Snelling echoes this sentiment. A staunch advocate of ADR throughout his 36 years of practice, Connolly has represented charities, foreign governments, and leading Canadian and international organizations and corporations in alternative dispute resolution processes.

The ADR Institute of Canada defines ADR as a basket of procedures outside the traditional litigation process. Models vary, ranging from unassisted negotiation to binding arbitration. A process typically quicker and cheaper than litigation, ADR offers the added benefits of confidentiality, flexibility, and higher satisfaction levels for both parties.

The form of ADR most frequently encountered by the average business lawyer in Ottawa is mediation. Other common methods include negotiation, arbitration, executive or judicial mini trial, and early neutral evaluation (ENE).

The practice of Ottawa business lawyer, John M. Connolly, is centered on the thorough and cost-effective resolution of business disputes. These include contract disputes, non-compete agreement disputes, liability or warranty disputes, and trade secret disputes. His law firm’s approach focuses on keeping the client’s business on track by the fair and reasonable expedient of avoiding costly litigation whenever possible.

As part of his effort to be the most reliable business lawyer Ottawa has to offer, John M. Connolly is upfront about his clients’ legal options. In cases where the parties involved wish to have a formal judicial ruling, he is able to bring his client’s case to court and see it through to its just conclusion.

Parties interested in consulting Ottawa lawyers experienced in ADR procedures for business disputes can visit for further information.

About Connolly, Nichols, Allan & Snelling LLP

Connolly, Nichols, Allan & Snelling is a first-rate legal practice serving individuals and organizations throughout Eastern Ontario and the surrounding areas. Founded on the legal expertise of John M. Connolly, John H. Nichols, J. Robert Allan, Patrick Snelling, and a team of top-tier Ottawa lawyers, the law firm offers their 100-year collective experience to clients in need of effective counseling and powerful legal representation.

The law office of Connolly, Nichols, Allan & Snelling is located at Suite 104, Stealth Building, 303 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata, ON. For inquiries, call (613) 270-8600 today.

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