At Armstrong Kutz Lawyers, we have a strong focus on dispute resolution, by negotiation or mediation where appropriate, while being sensitive to the stresses on the parties involved in difficult times. Courts encourage parties in a dispute to settle their differences. However, sometimes this just isn't possible. At Armstrong Kutz Lawyers, we take a three stage approach to litigation: 1. Determine the issue. You should be realistic about whether the dispute is worth having, and take a considered approach as to your chances of success right from the start. 2. Develop strategies and options. Consider all of the alternatives and establish your position so as to avoid surprises where possible. 3. Implement the plan. Adopt an aggressive or conciliatory approach based upon information, position and confidence.