Sometimes things do not quite go as planned and disputes arise. Most dispute processes appear to be geared towards advisers rather than the suffering parties. That is wrong.
With mediation, you will strive to arrive at an outcome that you can both live with and then move on with your lives. This is something you may not get with other forms of dispute resolution.
Mediation is well suited for just about any type of dispute. My main focus is civil and commercial disputes but I have done workplace disputes too.
Construction Industry Council (UK) say "Mediation is a dispute resolution method where a neutral third party, the Mediator, assists parties resolve their dispute amicably. The Mediator helps disputing parties acquire a better understanding of each other’s needs and interests so they can negotiate a settlement agreement which accommodates those needs and interest to the greatest possible extent."
We will look for a way of settling the dispute that is acceptable to both parties and avoids you going to court. Your needs and interests will be focused on, rather than your positions that you have been struggling with for a while. Just be aware that the mediator does not make any decisions and it is the parties are in full control of their own decisions. No one will force anyone to make a decision they do not wish to, it is a voluntary process.
It depends. We can discuss whatever is best suited to the type of dispute that you have. Mediation used to be face to face but right now that's not practical or sensible, and maybe changing for all time, so online mediation works perfectly well. Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp or the like are good ways to conduct the mediation.
I am an Accredited Mediator through the London School of Mediation, a registered mediator with the Civil Mediation Council. I am a member of the following mediation panels:
I have over 35 years of experience putting together contracts and managing them, mainly in construction as a chartered quantity surveyor. This has been a great experience for learning about both contracts and people.
My fees are in accordance with the last published UK Ministry of Justice fee scales.
5% of mediation fees received at my year end will go to charity. Please ask me about this.
1. All complaints will be acknowledged within 5 working days of receipt.
2. All complaints will be investigated and responded to within 21 working days of receipt. If further time is required, the complainant will be notified in writing.
3. If the response is not accepted, the complainant can appeal to the CMC on certain grounds, more details can be found on https://civilmediation.org/for-the-public/complaints/