Quick guide to our litigation & dispute resolution services
PROFESSIONAL MEDIATION SERVICES
Where preserving a business relationship, or avoiding court, is most important
Mediation can be an effective way of resolving disputes and has many advantages over litigation. It can be quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. It has a high success rate – with the majority of mediations settling on the day or shortly afterwards.
Mediation services can settle a wide spectrum of disputes, such as those arising out of commercial contracts, landlord and tenant relationships, property ownership, boundaries and rights of way.
It is a voluntary, private and confidential meeting of the parties, where, with the assistance of a mediator acting as a facilitator and an impartial third party, the parties can attempt to reach a settlement that is acceptable to all those involved.
If you do reach a settlement at a mediation, the agreement will be binding. If you can’t reach a settlement or agreement the matter can still carry on to court, where the details of the mediation will not be disclosed.
Here to help to resolve matters quickly & smoothly
A flexible approach to resolving disputes
Mediation is flexible – it does not rely on normal court remedies. This opens up solutions which would otherwise not be available to the court, but which suit the situation, and which may help the parties to reach a settlement.
Helping parties come to a mutually acceptable compromise
A mediation normally takes place over one day and it tends to involve both parties meeting with an independent mediator who will try to facilitate a settlement agreeable to both (that’s us). Acting as your accredited mediators, rather than as your solicitors, we are trained to work independently in helping parties come to a mutually acceptable compromise.
Our role is to act as a go-between, to help you and the other party to reach your own conclusion. If an agreement is reached it will be set out in writing and signed by the parties. This agreement will then be enforceable by the courts – without the need to go to a full hearing.
Our mediators are trained to deal with complex issues and will apply the principles learned from their experience both as mediators and lawyers. We can help with civil or commercial disputes of any size – all we need is a simple agreement between the participants to allow us to mediate. Our Regency offices in central Cheltenham can be hired to host a mediation.