Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
We recognise that the rapid resolution
of business disputes is critical. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is no
longer optional but is central to the court rules. The ability to resolve
disputes in a proportionate and flexible way assists with the control of such
problems and the costs associated with them.
An early assessment of disputes allows us to identify both a proactive and
proportionate strategy which is the optimum route to a successful outcome.
We shall help clients in a range of sectors to assess the suitability of ADR to
the nature of any particular dispute. This has benefited clients by:
- Preserving commercial relationships
- Controlling costs, by avoiding
potentially expensive legal proceedings or by resolving the legal process at an
- Reducing clients’ management
time in the process of litigation
- Controlling the outcome of a
dispute rather than being wholly reliant on a judicial assessment
- Aligning an accurate legal
assessment with a focus on the commercial realities of a dispute
- Providing support to clients
via the alternatives of litigation and mediation
THEMIS represent clients in all forms of ADR including mediation, expert
determination and arbitration. We also provide training in ADR and the drafting
of ADR clauses within contracts.
THEMIS aim initially is to offer advice on the suitability of the ADR process in
terms of the specific business needs of each client. THEMIS can then represent
clients within the ADR process and design commercially realistic and appropriate
alternative dispute resolution strategies.
Avoiding claims altogether is as important as managing claims. THEMIS provide
practical advice for clients through regular news alerts, workshops and
training. Topics covered include developing areas of law affecting organizations
e.g corporate manslaughter.
Minimizing the impact of catastrophic injury
Low frequency, high impact incidents present complex
considerations for insurers. Balancing these issues with rapid action is
essential to achieve the optimum outcome for both the injured party and insurer.
- Catastrophic injury claims inflation continues to accelerate significantly
ahead of that of high volume claims.
- Addressing the rehabilitation needs of the injured party has impacts
significantly on the final outcome for all parties.
- Cases often attract media attention, creating associated considerations for
THEMIS utilise significant expertise and a network of sector specialists to:
- focus upon the injured party whilst protecting your position;
- deliver early stage liability advice;
- adopt an early intervention strategy;
- support appropriate, timely rehabilitation;
- give due regard to care regimes, mental capacity, life expectancy, periodical
payments, indexation and the impact of statutory funding;
- constructively communicate with claimant solicitors and relevant experts to
achieve early resolution;
- offer the full range of alternative dispute resolution options.
- The claimant benefits from a professional and fair approach which encourages
- Insurers enjoy the confidence to settle genuine claims appropriately whilst
- The brand of the insurer and insured is protected throughout the process.
Complex claims solution
The impact on businesses of a major and/or complex loss
resulting in a claim can be significant. The impact can be damaging both
financially and to the reputation of the company involved.
THEMIS recognize the significance of complex claims to businesses and provide a
client-focused, sensitive and cost-effective service in relation to a full range
of complex claims. Our team comprises some of the country’s leading experts and
is split into two distinct teams covering both personal injury and commercial
The team is experienced in dealing with claims from both a claimant and
defendant perspective. This means that problems are anticipated quickly and in
advance, while ensuring a sympathetic approach is adapted to claims. THEMIS
experts are based across our national locations, providing an immediate response
to issues with a bespoke case strategy for resolution.
Reducing claims costs for clients is a priority and where possible alternative
dispute resolution will be used.
The teams provide advice in relation to:
- Personal injury
- Disease •
- Property and recovery
Directors' and officers' liability
THEMIS combines significant experience of providing
services to insurer and insured clients with in-depth knowledge of the
regulatory and corporate sectors to provide an offering which delivers quality
case management with costs control.
Reducing claims expenditure (on both damages and costs) is
a priority for the disease team. We work closely with clients to identify at an
early stage which cases to settle and which to repudiate. We help all clients to
tailor ways of reducing / avoiding future claims.
Our services and expertise meet the spectrum of needs of a wide range of
insurers, corporate clients, brokers, adjusters and insureds that self-fund or
are unable to trace their insurers.
THEMIS specialist team continues to coordinate pro active strategy responses for
all key issues arising across the spectrum of long and short tail disease
The obligatory nature of employers’ liability insurance
means that it affects all employers. For this reason THEMIS offer a fully
integrated process of referral of claims to specialist teams as well as a risk
assessment and profiling service.
THEMIS employers' liability specialists deliver pre and post-litigation handling
to the full range of insurers, brokers, liability adjusters, loss adjusters,
companies and individuals across the country. Comprehensive yet cost effective
management of employers’ liability claims is always the priority.
Motor claims solutions
THEMIS provides tailored solutions for a wide variety of
clients, including insurers, brokers, transport operators and companies with
their own distribution networks or motor fleet.
Our approach is to combine legal expertise and commercial know-how. This applies
whether we’re handling routine accident damage, personal injury or high
value/complex claims or providing ongoing strategic guidance.
Reducing claims costs for our clients is of the utmost importance and we achieve
this through streamlining the lifecycle and minimizing the volume of claims.
This helps to protect a client’s business and safeguard their reputation.
THEMIS provide an integrated pre and post-litigation service covering all
elements of the claims process. This allows clients to choose services that suit
their business needs and benefit from a single provider. Our core services
- Early and effective third party intervention
- Investigation services
- Desktop claims handling
- Alternative dispute resolution
- Non-fault personal injury service
- Disaster management
- Complex dispute resolution
Protecting our clients' profits, brands and reputation is
of utmost importance to THEMIS. When the risk associated with a client’s
product becomes an issue of liability, any resulting legal claims need expert
THEMIS has extensive experience in dealing with product liability claims for
insurers and insureds, and operates across a variety of sectors such as
aviation, electronics, food, manufacturers, transport, distribution and retail.
Our clients range from major international manufacturers to national retailers
and small engineering companies.
Our team offers guidance and expertise on all the complex issues that arise in
this field including:
- Defence of claims for damages arising from the supply and use of defective
- Advice on criminal prosecutions
- Pursuing claims for indemnity/contribution from others involved in the
contractual supply chain
- Advice to underwriters and policy holders on the scope of policy coverage
- General advice on product liability insurance, including strategies for
dealing with product recall
- International multi-jurisdictional disputes
- Dealing with the media and regulatory bodies
- Group litigation orders/class actions
- Advice on legislative compliance
As a national law firm we are able to deal with a full range of claims of any
size and can draw on expertise of our full service capability.
For any observer of the online risk environment, the rise of cyber risks will not have gone unnoticed. We at Themis recognize that stupendous growth of electronic data storage and communication has created new challenges for our clients and that cyber security breaches are now a painful reality for organizations of all kinds, at all levels. At Themis, we are well-equipped to deal with the challenges posed by Cyber Liability claims and provide client with cost-effective solution.
Professional negligence claims are distressing and time
consuming from a professional, personal and financial point of view. At THEMIS ,
our aim is to make the legal process as smooth as possible for the affected
THEMIS has plans in place to position as a leading national firm in the
professional indemnity market, providing straight-talking advice to both
traditional and emerging professions.
We pride ourselves on offering a personal and practical service. By balancing
the interests of the insurer and the insured, we produce clear-thinking
strategies that focus on the commercial realities of every claim to manage costs
and meet each client’s objectives.
We are focused on insurers/reinsurers and insuring public (corporate and
Insurance (including Business Interruption)
Themis carries rich experience in the field of Insurance
Law (Local & International) and Corporate policy wordings on international
lines and claim settlement on global lines. More often business interruption
claim is critical in terms of financial exposure and often a matter of
contention.. At Themis, we provide the comprehensive range of services needed to
achieve the best result.
Themis has extensive experience with legal and business issues including personal injury, property damage, premises liability and economic loss.
Our years of experience gained through a defense-directed practice allow us to quickly and correctly analyze issues, risks, and exposures for litigation.
Government investigations into regulatory compliance can
be intrusive and intimidating and it is crucial that legal advice is sought at
the earliest opportunity. Themis offers service to help clients with urgent
regulatory matters. Our dedicated team, provides advice to clients on
investigations instigated by a range of government organisations.
Insurer can have dispute with Reinsurer with regard to claim recovery. Themis is well placed to address such issues.
THEMIS claims management and litigation services provide
an unrivalled and cost-efficient single-source solution to the retail sector.
We handle all aspects of the claims process. By eliminating multiple service
providers, we are able to achieve optimum claims savings and excellence in
As an integral part of your risk management programme, we will provide a 24/7
dedicated client service team which will:
-Reduce the cost of claims
-Achieve fast and fair settlement of valid claims
-Detect and defeat fraudulent claims
-Provide unrivalled expertise and sector knowledge
-Help analyse and predict new and emerging risks
-Offer innovative pricing and funding arrangements
-Provide bespoke management information and online case management systems
Our core activity is handling all types of employers’ liability, public
liability, motor and product claims. We provide expertise in the following
areas, which are of particular relevance to the retail sector:
-Health and safety