Before Escalate, pursuing a commercial dispute used to be a costly, lengthy and risky undertaking.
It’s not difficult to see why: your lawyers will typically bill you, based on the amount of time they spend working for you. Given that the average litigation case for a small or medium-sized business is around 18 months, it’s not uncommon for these bills to spiral to the level of the damages that you’re claiming. Even if you can find a lawyer to act for you on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, you’ll still have to pay up front for disbursements such as court fees.
And, of course, you could be liable for all or some of the defendant’s costs as well as your own if you lose the case. It’s hardly surprising, then, that many businesses decide against pursuing a claim and reluctantly write-off what they are owed.
That’s why Escalate was created, a smarter way to resolve commercial disputes that prioritises your cash flow by focussing on a quick settlement, removing upfront costs and minimising risk. Escalate takes a completely fresh approach. Once an initial review has been completed, Escalate utilises a two-stage process: a period of intensive negotiation with corporate recovery experts targeting a settlement in under three months, and then, if necessary, litigation using specialist legal teams that are funded all the way to the High Court.