Civil Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party helps two opposing parties in a dispute to reach an agreement.
Both parties will be encouraged to communicate in a safe and confidential space, with the aim for both parties to come to a mutual agreement.
Our team of Solicitors will be able to assist you with almost any civil dispute, whether it is a disagreement over a contract, commercial dispute, construction dispute, boundary dispute or professional negligence.
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Civil Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method, that encourages both parties to work collectively to find a solution.
Mediation allows parties to resolve matters quickly, cost-effectively and without the additional stress that is typically involved in traditional court proceedings.
We provide mediation services on a variety of matters including:
- Breach of 01253-contract or contractual disputes.
- Company disputes including director and shareholder disputes.
- Construction disputes.
- Defamation of character.
- Disputes over money.
- Land, boundary or property disputes.
- Landlord, tenant or housing disputes.
- Neighbour disputes.
- Professional negligence – poor work carried out by builders, surveyors or other professionals.
- Unfair dismissal or employment disputes.
- Wills, trusts or probate disputes.
We always aim to end a dispute as quickly as it arises, which is why it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible, to prevent the matter from escalating.
If you have found yourself suffering in any way due to the advice of a professional, you may have a Professional Negligence claim against the professional.
A professional has a duty of care to provide competent advice to their clients. This duty is breached if inadequate or incorrect advice leads directly to a client’s loss.
Most professionals have indemnity insurance, and with indemnity insurers involved, the issues can be become more complex, leading to further pressure on the parties both in terms of costs and time.
Civil Mediation allows clients an opportunity to manage such disputes sensitively, confidentially and quickly.
Construction projects can take years to complete, as they often involve layers of contractors and subcontractors.
Due to the complexities involved within the industry, construction disputes are not uncommon.
An efficient dispute resolution process should be put in place so that relationships between parties working on a project can be maintained.
We can assist by helping to minimise a dispute before it escalates, so that you can carry on and complete your project with minimal delay or disruption.
What happens during Civil Mediation?
During the mediation process we will meet with both parties independently and if appropriate, together. The purpose is to identify clearly what is the cause of the dispute and to explore all possible solutions.
Parties will then be able to exchange settlement proposals and negotiate towards an amicable agreement.
Civil Mediation is also private, so any matters discussed in meetings will remain confidential.
Where possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will know what the costs are from the start. For more complex or uncertain projects, we will provide you with an estimate of the likely fees involved and keep you updated throughout the matter.
How to get in contact
Our Civil Mediation Solicitors are on hand to provide expert advice and assist you wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion on 01256 460830 or email [email protected].
Our offices are based in Basingstoke and we assist clients across the country
We aim to keep legal jargon to a minimum and guide you through the process in a manner that is easy to understand.
Our highly-skilled solicitors offer tailored, strategic solutions to even the most complex matters, ensuring you receive the guidance and support you need.
We will be by your side throughout every stage of the process and will provide you with regular updates and advice along the way.
We communicate thoroughly with you from the outset to ensure that we fully understand your individual needs. This allows us to accurately quote for your matter leaving you without any unexpected surprises and fees further down the line.
We provide our clients with a concise and transparent breakdown of costs from the outset of the matter and throughout any subsequent stages. This enables you to build faith and trust in us early on to form a lasting relationship.
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