Pump Court Chambers

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) team (now known as Non Court Dispute Resolution) offer a range of services to assist parties to resolve their issues in a modern, focused and cost-effective manner.

It is sensible and cost effective to make every effort to settle disputes before they reach a court. Court hearings are costly, unpredictable and subject to delay. The amendments to FPR Part 3 and Part 28 came into force on 29th April 2024. These require the parties, at an early stage of proceedings, to explain why they are not using some form of alternative or non-court dispute resolution to resolve their issues, and gives the court the power to adjourn cases to allow such dispute resolution to happen – even where the parties do not agree.

At Pump Court Chambers we provide a high-quality range of services so that clients who are diverted out of the court system, or who choose not to issue proceedings at all, have a fast and efficient means of resolving their disputes. Barristers are not just advocates; an increasing number of our specialist counsel are also arbitrators, mediators and hold judicial office. We can offer a specialist barrister to resolve your disputes, in a fast time frame, in better surroundings and with a vastly more professional service than the court system can offer. Because it is quicker, it is often also cheaper.

Edward Boydell and Geoffrey Kelly are both ranked as Leading Juniors in the Legal 500’s inaugural Family: Private FDR Judges and Arbitrators section.

Instructing Us

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.


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