Civil / commercial mediation

Our panel mediators deal with a broad range of civil and commercial disputes, large and small. They come from a variety of backgrounds, including law, business, IT, human resources, arts and finance.

Mediators generally take the view that it is not necessary for your mediator to be a lawyer, still less an expert in a particular area of law. Our mediators are specialists in the art of mediation, which involves the dynamics of how people act and react in disputes, whatever the subject-matter.

We can however provide specialists in particular fields where required, perhaps to ensure that the mediator and the parties or their lawyers are speaking the same language, as it were, or where the mediator’s familiarity with a particular industry might be helpful.

For a description of how it works in practice click here for our Notes on the civil/commercial mediation process.

For more information about the particular talents and styles of our various panel mediators, please talk to our service desk on 01223 370063.

Click here for the profiles of the panel mediators themselves.

"She has a very gentle, and yet professional style, which creates trust and rapport very quickly. Her non-judgemental and empathetic listening skills are second to none."


Client

"Excellent. Not coercive but helped parties see the benefits of early resolution and pitfalls. "

Mr H
Solicitor

"I came to mediation full of trepidation and fear. From the first phone call, [the mediator] put me at ease. I particularly like the way I was kept informed about the process and how the day would be run. This really helped to alleviate my anxiety."


Client