There are five phases to dispute resolution, including a dispute over a contract:
- Understand the dispute, including the understanding my dispute checklist
- Discuss the dispute with the other party
- Write to the other party
- Alternative dispute resolution, Dispute Support can help you to quick and easily identify the most appropriate low cost dispute resolution service for your dispute
- Court. Going to court should be the option of last resort – it is expensive, emotionally stressful and time consuming.
If the issues are complicated or you are owed a significant amount of money you should also seek legal advice. For information on where to find a solicitor or legal professional visit the Legal Assistance page.