Our mediation barristers are very experienced and provide specialist advice across a range of areas.
Mediation provides a quick, confidential and cost effective way of resolving disputes without trial, allowing the parties to remain in control of the process and to address issues outside the narrow scope of litigation. A trained mediator is appointed by all of the parties to the dispute to help them resolve their dispute in a manner acceptable to them all.
Mediation can be used to settle any kind of dispute. Litigation does not even have to have been started. The more complex a dispute the more appropriate it is for mediation. Mediation can be a way of cutting through the web of issues to find an acceptable outcome that matches the needs of the parties and reflects the litigation risks.
Mediation avoids the uncertainty and stressful nature of a court hearing, is encouraged by the courts and appreciated by clients. Mediation rarely takes longer than a day and, arranged at the right stage in a dispute, will cost much less than proceeding to a court hearing.