Civil and Commercial Mediation
Civil Mediation can help you avoid lengthy legal battles, save money and maintain or re-establish a relationship between businesses, family members, friends, neighbours or faith communities.
Mediation offers you a place where, supported by a qualified and experienced mediator, you can talk through and resolve the questions which have led to your disagreement.
Mediators help you gather relevant information, consider different options and reach an agreement.
Neighbours & Boundaries
People feel passionately about matters which affect their home life and their property. We help neighbours resolve disputes which are affecting their comfort, their security and the enjoyment of their property, without the expense and worry of Court proceedings.
We can mediate between neighbours who:
- Are concerned about noise or other anti-social behaviour;
- Have boundary disputes;
- Disagree about the planting or growth of trees or hedges;
- Believe that their neighbour’s use of land is unreasonable or unlawful
Wills & Inheritance
Inheritance disputes, contested wills and probate claims can destroy families, take years to resolve and involve huge legal fees. Mediation enables family members to discuss their concerns and find mutually acceptable solutions.
What sort of situations can be dealt with in mediation?
Disagreements between family members about the way in which a Will should be interpreted or an estate distributed
Conflicts about the administration of trusts, including children’s trust funds
Questions about the guardianship of children
Problems over the care of the elderly or disabled and management of their money or living arrangements
Discussions within a family about the way in which a family member should leave his or her estate.
Litigation can cost your business many thousands of pounds and many hours of management time and worry. Mediation offers a way of resolving commercial disputes quickly and efficiently, and leaves open the possibility of maintaining an ongoing business relationship with the person or organisation you have been in dispute with.
What sort of disputes can be dealt with in mediation?
Any sort of commercial dispute can be mediated. What is required is willingness on both sides to find a solution and avoid a long and expensive battle. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes with:
- customers about the supply of goods or services;
- professional advisers or consultants;
- employees or between members of staff within a business.
Litigation can cost you many thousands of pounds, many hours of time and months of worry. Mediation offers a way of resolving consumer disputes quickly and efficiently, and leaves open the possibility of maintaining an ongoing relationship with the person or organisation you have been in dispute with.
What sort of disputes can be dealt with in consumer mediation?
Any sort of consumer dispute can be mediated. What is required is willingness on both sides to find a solution and avoid a long and expensive battle. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes about:
- building or other work done at your home;
- goods or services you might have bought;
- professional advice you have received.
Clubs & Voluntary Organisation
Litigation can cost you many thousands of pounds and many hours of time and months of worry. Mediation offers a way of resolving disputes within or between organisations quickly and efficiently, and leaves open the possibility of maintaining an ongoing relationship with the person or organisation you have been in dispute with.
What sort of club and voluntary organisation disputes can be dealt with using mediation?
Any sort of dispute can be mediated. What is required is willingness on both sides to find a solution and avoid a long and expensive battle. Mediation can be used to resolve disputes between:
- members of your club or organisation;
- your club and its employees;
- your club and its suppliers or its governing body.
Church & Religion
We help deal with conflict within the faith communities, whether it is between individuals, clergy, or congregations. Mediation can offer a way for people who share a faith to talk about and reconcile their differences.
Nicholas von Benzon was a Church of England vicar for twelve years and understands the tensions and conflicts which can arise as people struggle to live out their faith in today’s world.
What Does Civil Mediation Cost?
Our aim is to make our services accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Our charges will vary depending on the nature of your dispute, the time it is likely to take to resolve and its complexity.
We will discuss and agree our charges with you before we begin mediation and will provide you with a budget to work from.
The following is merely intended as a guide:
For relatively straightforward dispute with a value of less than £25,000 where the mediation lasts no more than half a day, our charge would be £300 plus vat (£360) for each party.
For a more complex dispute with a value of less than £50,000 where the mediation takes a day, our charge would be £400 plus vat (£480) for each party.
For complex cases with a value exceeding £50,000 our charge will depend on the time the mediation takes, the complexity of the case, the amount of documentation involved as well as the value of the claim.
We accept credit and debit card payments.
If you would like to arrange a mediation appointment or would like further information, please contact us on 01242 220601.
Skype MIAM Meetings
We can offer the initial MIAM meetings by Skype.