When disputes occur between businesses, they can cause significant disruption to day-to-day activities and are a drain on management time. Our Commercial Mediation team understands the urgency to help resolve disputes as soon as they occur.
Commercial mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method that focuses on helping businesses solve issues outside of the courtroom, when appropriate.
A mutually appointed individual will sit with both parties and will help them to work collaboratively to reach an amicable resolution.
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We help resolve a range of commercial disputes including:
- Commercial contract disputes.
- Director disputes
- E-commerce and IT disputes.
- Employment disputes.
- Franchising disputes.
- Insolvency and bankruptcy disputes.
- Payment disputes.
- Real estate disputes.
- Restrictive Covenants.
- Shareholder disputes.
Mediation can be initiated at any time during a dispute, although the earlier the process is begun, potentially the quicker a resolution can be found.
Benefits of Mediation
There are significant benefits in choosing mediation over traditional court proceedings. Unlike formal proceedings, mediation is quicker and more cost-effective.
During mediation, both parties are encouraged to share their views and concerns to address the dispute collectively and aim to reach a workable solution.
The mediator will meet privately with each party to discuss the problem confidentially. This allows each party to be honest with the mediator without the fear that any weaknesses in their case being communicated to other parties.
Some of the most valuable assets for a company involve the protection of client relationships and information.
Protection of these valuable assets usually involves the enforcement of such agreements. We can assist clients in their goals through strategic negotiation and mediation.
Many franchise agreements include provisions for mediation. Mediation is intended to be neutral and provide an opportunity for the parties to resolve their dispute without going to court.
These disputes may occur because of a variety of reasons including a breach of franchise agreements, or misappropriation of funds.
Whatever the reason, our skilled lawyers are usually able to seek an amicable resolution.
Once the mediation process has been completed and an agreement has been reached, the parties will be asked to translate it into a formal Settlement Agreement. This will be a binding document signed by both parties.
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 Commercial 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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