Mediation can be used to reach a swift, cost-effective resolution to a dispute without having to go to court. Becket Chambers’ skilled mediators can help you to reach an amicable, confidential resolution far more quickly. Using a barrister as an independent third party to help you to negotiate a settlement can enable you to reach a binding agreement whilst also maintaining your relationship with the other party. Mediation can be used at any stage – before going to court or even after proceedings have begun.
Our mediation-trained barristers are able to mediate civil and commercial disputes of all types and sizes. Mediation can either take place at a location selected by the clients involved, or we can provide the space needed, 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.
The mediation process is private and has a very high success rate. In fact, a settlement agreed via mediation is more likely to be stuck to than one imposed by the court, and the resolution can be reached much more quickly. Mediation rarely takes longer than one day, and often less than that, depending on the nature of the dispute.
If a resolution cannot be reached and court proceedings follow later, the confidential nature of mediation means the Judge cannot be informed of what was previously discussed. However, the issues are likely to have been narrowed, often making it simpler for the Judge to make a ruling.
Our accredited mediators bring their approachable, objective, pragmatic style to mediation, encouraging clients to reach constructive resolutions.
Client instructing Sophie Gray through Solicitors
Miss L from Solicitors instructing Magdalena Cass
Client instructing Nicole Jennings through Solicitors
Miss H from solicitors instructing Lavinia Glover
Miss B from solicitors instructing Adrian Pidduck
Ms V Instructing Clive Styles through DPA scheme