The start of the year often coincides with a spike in commercial disputes for SMEs, as businesses focus on cashflow and tidying up loose ends from the previous year.
We typically see a sharp increase in cases for Escalate to review at this time of year. This is why one of our partner organisations, The Institute of Lighting Professionals, recently asked us to explain how SMEs within the lighting sector can deal with commercial disputes, in their latest edition of Lighting Journal.
Read the full article here: Lighting Journal Jan 2019
Commercial disputes are a significant issue for SMEs. Research from the Legal Services Board suggests UK businesses are losing £40bn each year because of legal disputes, and this is exacerbated by the fact only one in ten businesses think there is an effective way of resolving disputes. Commercial dispute resolution has typically tended to be a costly, lengthy and risky undertaking for most British businesses, however Escalate aims to change that with our award-winning alternative dispute resolution service.
Every ILP member is entitled to priority access to the Escalate dispute resolution process as part of their membership, with no restrictions on the size or complexity of the case.
Read more about the Institution of Lighting Professionals joining the Escalate platform here.
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