At Clarke & Son, we endeavour to resolve disputes in mediation to help you and your business avoid expensive Court proceedings.
Whenever a dispute arises and litigation is contemplated, the parties must give specific consideration to the option of formal mediation to resolve matters.
Mediation at the outset is often informal. This may involve a discussion between lawyers or a round table meeting. Providing genuine efforts to resolve the issues are being made, these meetings are carried out on a “without prejudice” basis which basically means that unless a final agreement is reached, the discussions are private.
Formal mediation is the next step. If you refuse to take part then this can be punished by the Court with harsh costs penalties against the unwilling party.
Mediation is not cheap but it is certainly less expensive than prolonged Court action. It can also be conducted privately and protect commercially sensitive information.
The objective is to deal with your dispute in the most efficient way so that you can get on with your business!
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Our Dispute Resolution team are on hand to assist with a range of business mediation enquiries, get in touch to book an appointment.