Mediation

Mediate, settle and remove the risk



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Mediation provides an opportunity for you to seize control of a case and avoid the risks, uncertainties and cost of litigation

Summary

Whether you are a multinational or a sole trader, nothing is more time consuming than litigation. Time is diverted from your business to deal with the claim, business relationships often end up irretrievably broken and you must also fund the litigation. Finally, the often overlooked aspect of a dispute is the stress it causes the parties.

Mediation offers an alternative. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution which the parties are obliged under the Civil Procedure Rules to consider, encouraged by the Court and a process with an 80-85% chance of success.

It operates by introducing a neutral third party, the mediator, who works with the parties to narrow the issues and bring them to a settlement with which they can both live. The benefits of mediation are numerous – unlike a court judgment, you are in control of the result. There is no loser. The settlement can also be more than monetary; sometimes this can be an apology or even an agreement to continue working together.

Our mediators are experienced litigators. They understand the risks of litigation, the practical problems faced by your business and will help you settle your disputes and keep your business moving. Mediation saves time and the costs of litigation, it also removes the risk.

Our work in Mediation includes:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Supplier disputes
  • Contractual claims
  • Contested probate claims
  • Will disputes
  • Landlord disputes
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Workplace dispute

Notable cases

We would love to broadcast our successes, but one of the advantages of mediation is that the process is confidential.

Who have our partners worked with?

  • SMEs
  • Multinationals
  • Individuals
  • Partnerships

Key contacts

Michael Krantz

Partner

IP, Planning & Environment

Alyson Reilly

Partner

Restructuring and Insolvency

Chris Scott

Partner

Infrastructure, Construction and Engineering

Mark Whittell

Partner

Dispute Resolution

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