The mediation process can be utilised to reach a swift, cost-effective resolution to a dispute without having to go to court. A skilled mediator can assist in reaching an amicable, confidential resolution far quicker than other means. The use of a barrister as an independent third party to assist the parties in negotiating a settlement can enable a binding agreement to be reached whilst also maintaining the relationship between the parties. Mediation can take place before court proceedings have begun or indeed afterwards.
Becket Chambers offers barristers who are able to mediate civil and commercial disputes of all types and sizes. The mediation can either take place at a location selected by the parties or alternatively we are able to provide the required facilities including private rooms.
Our mediators are able to deal with all types of civil or commercial matters, including contract disputes, wills and probate matters, property and housing disputes, neighbour and boundary issues, personal injury, professional negligence and business/company disputes, amongst others.
The mediation process is private and has a very high success rate. Moreover a settlement reached via agreement is more likely to be adhered to than one imposed by the court, moreover the resolution can be reached far sooner. If a resolution cannot be reached and court proceedings follow later, the issues are likely to have been narrowed and the confidential nature of mediation means the Judge cannot be informed of what was discussed in mediation. Mediation rarely takes longer than one day and often less than that, depending on the nature of the dispute.