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.

"Managed the process with quiet authority focusing on the key issues effectively moving the parties to settlement."


Solicitor

"Carolyn was very fair and experienced.  She used excellent listening and reflecting skills and helped us consider the options from the perspective of the other party."


Solicitor

"She didn’t shy away from the really difficult issues and truly mediated allowing us to lead the discussions where we needed them to go."


Client