Alternative Dispute Methods

Arbitration Services (Alternative Dispute Solicitor Newry) Keep costs down by using a mediator, negotiator or arbitrator (Alternative Dispute Solicitor Newry) to reach a mutual agreement before going to a solicitor. 

Mediation offers a common-sense alternative to court action.

Campbell and Grant (Alternative Dispute Solicitor Newry) are members of the Dispute Resolution Service of The Law Society of Northern Ireland. From our offices in Newry, Dublin and Castlewellan we can bring the skills acquired as trained Mediators and Arbitrators to a dispute. We recognize that such disputes are often more efficiently disposed of without the necessity of litigation.


  • Disputes with dissatisfied clients or suppliers
  • Construction disputes
  • Bad debts because of disputes over supply of goods and services
  • Disputes with suppliers or contractors
  • Disputes with marital breakdown
  • Bad debt problems
  • Issues concerning land and access
  • Family Inheritance disputes
  • Initial confidential no obligation consultation
  • Negotiation, mediation and arbitration between all parties
  • Aim to reach a mutual agreement
  • Preparation of the agreement in writing
  • Liaising with a solicitor if necessary

Our Litigation Department is focused on the requirements of commercial clients, providing legal services to those who are contemplating or involved in Civil Proceedings, Tribunals or alternative forms of dispute resolution. We appreciate that in all areas of business, efficient resolution to a dispute is important and thus where appropriate we will explore alternative dispute resolution. Our wide range of clients include construction companies, IT companies, insurers, lenders, manufacturers and PLCs.

  • Agency/Distributor agreement/disputes
  • Building contract litigation and arbitration
  • Commercial actions
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation
  • Injunctions
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Judicial review
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Shipping


Litigation is the attempt by means of legal proceedings to resolve a dispute or to claim damages for a wrong that has been suffered. We will advise you whether or not to embark on litigation and also whether or not you qualify for legal aid. In many cases it may be better to compromise your differences and settle for a reasonable sum rather than going all the way to a full Court hearing.

In some cases we may have to advise you that the law is not on your side. We may take a Barristers’ opinion in your case. We must warn you that there can be long delays in litigation, months or even years. However sometimes delay is necessary in your interest. For example, if you have suffered an injury it may take some time before its extent and effects are known. Once a settlement is reached, the case cannot be re-opened, even if an alarming new symptom subsequently appears. We will also advise you in relation to Court timetables, and delays caused by back-logs in the Court system.

The partners in this office are qualified as Arbitrators and Mediators and can offer these services as an alternative to litigation. These methods can offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to the courts in some instances and we can advise you where and when they should be used

If my you have any questions and want an immediate response please contact our Mr Michael Grant who is happy to answer your questions by return of email to

Licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

A vital extra dimension to all these services is that, since we are licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we are uniquely placed to advise the increasing number of businesses choosing to pursue commercial projects on both sides of the border.

Being licensed to practice in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we provide high-quality, all-Ireland legal services to business. Our Strategic location in the city of Newry near the border and within easy reach of Belfast and Dublin also offers obvious advantages.


Michael Grant
Solicitor – Principal

Michael graduated in law with LLB Hons from Queens University Belfast in 1985 He works with JPHLAW as well as being the Principal of Campbell & Grant in Newry.

Michael’s legal expertise includes conveyancing, criminal law, commercial property acquisition, sales development, residential property development, licensing, planning, trusts, inheritance tax, wills and estates both in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.

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The firm aims to give its clients the benefit of long experience, which is considerable bearing in mind the fact that all of the partners have been in practice in Northern Ireland for over twenty or more years.

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