MEDIATION SERVICES

I am able to offer mediation services in any of my practice areas, with my coleague Abigail Lenart. Abigail qualified as a mediator with the ADR group in 2015 and has significant experience as a County Court Advocate.

We operate as a team, which provides the parties to a mediation with a considerable advantage.

Based on my experience of attending a large number of mediations in my (circa) 15 years of practice, I beleive that the qualities required for a succesful mediator are:

  1. Empathy for the parties positions.
  2. Lateral thinking (often a dispute can be resolved with solutions that a Court would not be able to order. Additionally, often the parties want something from each other outside of their pleaded case. For example in a neighbour harasmment dispute, this may be resolved by one party buying the property of the other).
  3. A quick an incisive anaylsis, so that the strengths and weaknesses of the party’s case can be explained succintly.
  4. Demonstrating that they have reviewed the papers throughly.
  5. The ability to listen.
  6. Thje ability to explain the strengths and weakness of a case without appearing to give an opinion or demonstrate bias.
  7. Ensuring that the parties do not make tactical and insincere offers, which mean that the gap cannot be bridged within the day allocated for mediaiton.

Our fees are competitive; we will offer a fixed fee upon review of the papers. Our average fee for a multi track case would be £1500.

We are offering our clients, two mediators for the price of one. The additional perspective, may prove invaluable and may be the difference between a settlement being achieved or not.