Commercial dispute resolution



A commercial dispute is a disagreement between two or more businesses regarding the supply of goods or services. These disputes may relate to quality, conformance, performance, delay or pricing. There are a number of ways to resolve a dispute. 

This guide describes the most common methods of resolving a commercial dispute in Northern Ireland including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and, finally, litigation.

Litigation is typically the final resort when all other methods fail. The most suitable alternative method will depend on factors such as time, confidentiality, cost and enforcement.