Mediation for dispute resolution

Expert mediation services to resolve your dispute

“The service I received was great, they were extremely professional and prompt at dealing with my legal issue. Matthew was very kind and understanding of my circumstance, and we achieved an amicable result without the need for any further legal proceedings.”

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Resolve your dispute through mediation

Mediation can be an efficient and practical route to resolving a dispute. It allows you to stay in control and you will have much more flexibility in how a resolution may work when compared to traditional litigation. By having someone facilitate an open dialogue, mediation can support both parties to move on from a conflict having endured the least amount of stress and costs.

Our expert mediators can help resolve a wide range of conflicts. If you are considering mediation, it’s better to start as early as possible as it can help save everyone a lot of time and money, and can prevent your dispute from going to Court.

How mediation works for dispute resolution

You can enter into the mediation process before any legal action is taken, or when litigation is ongoing. The job of the mediator is to facilitate a discussion between the parties on the disputed issues with the aim of reaching a mutually agreeable decision. Both parties must enter into mediation voluntarily and each person will take an active role in shaping the outcome. The process will be adapted to suit the unique circumstances of every dispute.

The mediation process will be confidential and creates a safe place for parties to engage in open and honest discussions without fear of public scrutiny. This helps to promote the best environment for reaching a mutual agreement. Mediation can be a good approach if preserving the relationship with the other party is important to you.

Types of disputes where mediation can help

Almost all civil and commercial disputes have the potential to be resolved using mediation, and there are many circumstances where it would offer the best chance of reaching an agreement. These include:

  • Property and land disputes, including joint property ownership, landlord or tenant disputes, and boundary or neighbour disputes.
  • Family conflicts, such as inheritance disputes or Will disputes.
  • Commercial disputes, including breach of contract, goods and services contract disputes, franchise agreement disputes, property disrepair and lease disputes.
  • Professional negligence claims, including claims against professionals such as lawyers, architects, engineers or building firms.
  • Workplace-related conflicts

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but just examples of where mediation can be really effective.

Looking for information on mediation for divorce or separation? Visit our family mediation page here. 

Your civil and commercial mediation specialists

Matthew Cotton is an accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator and Civil Mediation Council Associate member, as well as being an experienced dispute resolution solicitor. He has extensive legal expertise in the disputes that he offers mediation for.

Talk to us about your dispute, and we would happy to discuss whether mediation could be a suitable option to help you reach a resolution.

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Civil & commercial mediation pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice. You can find an overview of our pricing structure for civil and commercial mediation here.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

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