EKB recently settled a complex multi-party commercial litigation dispute. What was unique about this is that the case was at a very early stage of litigation. No pre-trial examinations for discovery had been conducted not all document discovery had been concluded and no expert reports had been obtained.
In pushing a trend in dispute resolution in other jurisdictions, in the very early stages of the litigation we analyzed the issues and determined that there were sufficient known facts to conduct a risk/benefit analysis for our client to properly proceed with mediation to achieve a reasonable settlement. We were able to do so while saving the client thousands of dollars on pre-trial legal processes and expert costs.
This case is an example of how to achieve a very favourable result, while saving the client considerable expense by not following the typical litigation approach.