Litigation can be a very expensive process. Mediation is one of a number of alternative dispute resolution options, which can provide a cost effective commercial solution without all the costs of litigation to trial and the uncertainties as to its ultimate outcome, if agreement is thereby reached.
Mediations are conducted on a without prejudice, confidential and voluntary basis. They involve the appointment of a mediator who is neutral and whose role is to seek to facilitate a settlement between the parties. They can be arranged to take place quickly, subject to the availability of all the parties and the chosen mediator.
We are keen advocates of mediation in appropriate cases and have been involved in numerous mediations.
Our Neil Williams, who is a partner and the Head of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, is an ADR Group accredited mediator. In addition to conducting mediations on behalf of clients, he welcomes enquiries relating to his appointment to act as a mediator. Our Morgan Rees is also an SCMA accredited mediation advocate.