• Commercial Mediation

Commercial or civil mediation is the resolution of disputes between parties which have a basis in finance, rights or intellectual property. This might include land disputes, business diputes, contractural issues - in fact any commercial or civil dispute where the parties are at odds.

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  • Family Mediation

A specialised area of mediation focusing on assisting couples to find a solution to the dissolution of their relationship, whether that is the dissolution of their marriage or civil partnership or the ending of a relationship.

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  • Community Mediation

Assistance in resolving disputes between parties in which no contractual agreement is signed at the end of the day and in which it is unlikely that many people would be involved. A set of guiding principles are the aims of community mediation, which allow parties in dispute to live alongside each other.

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Commercial Mediation

The process of mediation can be started by either party. If both parties agree to participate then we will take details of the case from both sides before proceeding. Once all the preparation has been done, a date and a neutral venue for the mediation will be agreed on. The usual objective is to achieve a settlement on the day.

The mediator will begin the day by explaining the basic process to both the parties in one room. He will explain that the proceedings are confidential, without prejudice, and that the aim is to achieve a voluntary, negotiated settlement.

Each side, and/or their representative, is then given the opportunity to present their case briefly. This is often the first opportunity for both parties to talk face to face about their respective concerns. From then on the parties retire to seperate rooms and the mediator will begin the process by seeing each side in confidence.

We will explore the issues, with each side and the strengths and weaknesses of their case, and carry forward any information they wish to the other party. These private sessions continue until such atime as a way forward emerges. By the end of the day it is hoped that a solution will have been found to the satisfaction of all involved.

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