Civil and Commercial Mediation
Whether it is solving civil and commercial disputes, or support in the workplace to resolve conflict and rebuild effective and lasting working relationships, we can help you find trained and accredited experts who will help save you money, save you time, and save you worry.
We can signpost you to an impartial accredited mediator to help you and other parties in a dispute or conflict to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on any issues such as:
- Employment & Workplace
- Financial Services
- Technology & Media
- Professional Negligence
Mediation is a flexible process where the procedure and format are agreed by the parties in accordance with their commercial needs. Thus there is no set procedure but usually commercial mediations go through a number of phases.
First we will help you find a mediator who will draw up a mediation agreement with the parties. This will include costs of the mediation and how these will be split between the parties, and the fact that the mediation is confidential and without prejudice. The mediator will also discuss with the parties the issues in dispute.
The mediation usually begins with a joint session. Each party makes a short opening statement describing their position on the dispute. This can be followed with continued joint session, or perhaps separate private meetings. Either way the mediator assists the parties in finding a mutually acceptable solution to the issues in dispute.
Generally a final joint meeting is held to record the agreed terms of settlement, usually in the form of a legally binding contract.