This form of dispute resolution has been defined as a voluntary, non-binding and without prejudice process in which a trained third party (the Mediator) intervenes in a dispute and attempts to bring the parties together into a settlement agreement.
Mediation has much to commend it: over 85% of cases which go to mediation settle then or shortly afterwards.
Our experience is that the cases which fail to settle are either those where mediation is attempted too early (before the issues have been fully brought to the surface) or where, for whatever reason, one party enters into the process in a half-hearted or bad-faith manner.
As well as conducting mediation in many of our own cases, the firm also conducts a mediation service for parties in dispute. The service provides two of our lawyers, Hugh Davey and Margaret Young, who are fully trained mediators with extensive experience of mediation. We can arrange for a neutral venue, anywhere in the country.
For further information on how we can help you call our Managing Partner, Hugh Davey, or our Consultant Solicitor Margaret Young on 0333 344 5012 or our out of office hours number on 07914 897137. Or view our enquiries page.