Independent Commercial Mediators

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We offer the services of a team of professional independent accredited commercial mediators led by our managing partner, Peter Taylor. Our mediators are experienced in helping those involved in a business, commercial, employment or personal dispute, find a settlement to their differences and a way forward.

Disputes our commercial mediators have dealt with

  • Commercial and business disputes
  • Employment/workplace disputes
  • Claims against professionals including accountants, architects, financial advisers, insurance brokers and solicitors
  • Disputes concerning building projects, residential or commercial
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Claims arising from accidents causing injuries or death
  • Insurance related claims concerning coverage, indemnity or fraud
  • Inheritance claims and trusts disputes

How we work

We believe that parties to mediation are entitled to know how the process works. For many it will be their introduction to mediation. Our commercial mediators are familiar in dealing with complex and emotive situations. 

Our mediators will ask parties to commit to the terms of a standard form of mediation agreement before the mediation commences. This ensures that there is clear understanding as to the terms of the mediation and what is expected of each business or person involved.

We offer from our offices in Hampshire experienced mediators who have facilitated settlements in a broad range of disputes.

Our facilities

We have professional and comfortable facilities at our offices in Southampton to host mediations. The office has easy access to public transport links by rail, road or air. We have Wifi connection, can arrange for refreshments and have rooms available to enable each party to have some private space as well as a room where both parties and their representatives can meet.

Remote mediations

Remote mediations in which the parties ( along with their legal representatives) and the mediator conduct the mediation using digital technology have become increasingly popular. They can be just as effective as physical mediations. 

The benefits of a remote mediation are:

  • they save the costs and time of travel 
  • no room hire is required and
  • they can have a positive effect in calming emotions. 

The parties and the mediator will select the platform to be used.  Zoom is the one most frequently chosen, with its facility for breakout rooms and a shared virtual meeting room.  We can guide you through the practicalities from our experience as mediators and representing parties in remote mediations.

How we’ve helped our clients

“David Roath is an experienced employment lawyer and mediator, acting for corporate clients as well as individuals and senior executives. He’s well respected and very responsive. ”

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory – 2021

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Independent Commercial Mediators Resources

13th August 2019

How To Resolve Commercial Disputes Without Going To Court

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13th August 2019

How To Resolve Commercial Disputes Without Going To Court

How do you settle commercial disputes without going to court? Mediation can hold the key. In his latest podcast, Managing Partner Peter Taylor explains what mediation is and how it applies to commercial disputes.

Show notes:
00:28 What is mediation? Peter defines what happens
01:00 How successful is mediation statistically and what is the role of the nominated mediator?
01:27 Mediation can be particularly useful when parties need to maintain a relationship. Peter talks through when this might be the case
01:43 Peter talks about the wider benefits of mediation as opposed to the courts.
02:26 What happens if a dispute is not settled in a mediation?
02:49 Are there any disadvantages to mediation?
03:42 What is the process in mediation? Peter explains the stages which parties go through step by step
05:55 What happens when a settlement is agreed? When is this legally binding?
06:58 What does a settlement through mediation feel like?

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