Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Dispute Resolution

At Nicholson Phillips we understand a business' need to actively manage litigation and disputes to control expenditure and are thus committed to exploring all options of alternative dispute resolution prior to instigating any Court proceedings.

Our focus is to always advise on the best possible commercial solutions with respect to action to be taken and costs incurred.

Manley Nicholson, the head of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group has extensive experience conducting actions before all the courts in Jamaica and tribunals in Canada.

The Dispute Resolution & Litigation group provides legal advice and assistance to government, private businesses and corporations, in resolving disputes within commercial timeframes.


As well as having significant experience of commercial litigation we can offer mediation services with our own experienced mediator, Lorna Phillips.

We offer a flexible approach to client's funding of legal services, offering hourly rates, fixed and conditional fees enabling clients to manage their budgets. We offer legal audit services, reviewing current contracts, policies and procedures and offer strategic advice on future arrangements.