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Mediation

Mediation is perhaps the most flexible of the non court-based dispute resolution methods.   Like others, it relies on a party-appointed neutral, in this case the mediator, who guides and assists the parties through to their own settlement.   The process is confidential and without prejudice.   The parties may be brought to mediation by the dispute resolution clause in their contract or by an ad hoc agreement to mediate.

Mediation normally takes place over a period of a day or several days, with a mixture of joint and private sessions between the mediator and the parties and their advisers.

Nothing is binding until reduced to writing and signed up.   The parties can agree to do things which no court could order, so lateral thinking is very much part of the order of the day.   Almost any case can be mediated effectively.   The mediation will typically go through phases of introduction, exploration, agreeing the issues on which the parties differ and then the generation of options to deal with those issues and the final negotiation.

We have leading commercial mediators from a variety of different professional backgrounds who are experienced in a range of sectors. They are able to handle both UK and international cases and are on many international panels of mediators.   They have many years of experience mediating complex commercial cases and also have made and continue to make a significant contribution to the world of mediation, including through participating as professionals in UK and international mediation competitions.


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MEDIATORS


John Wright

John Wright is a Consultant at the Central London firm of Goodman Derrick LLP. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and now sits full time as an Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Mediator ...


Tony Marks

Tony Marks has more than thirty years experience of dispute resolution.  He was a solicitor and litigation partner at CMS Cameron McKenna from 1983 to 2008. From 2008 Tony has practised as an independent ...


Michael Cover

Michael is a Member of ArbDB Chambers. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Barrister and Solicitor, both in private practice and as in-house Counsel.  He is an accredited Mediator with CEDR and ...


John Redmond

John Redmond established and led the construction law team at Osborne Clarke until he left the partnership in 2010 to concentrate on arbitration, adjudication and mediation. In 35 years as a construction ...


Jonathan Tecks

Jonathan is a barrister whose practice has become exclusively associated with arbitration and mediation.A Chartered Arbitrator, Jonathan has arbitrated extensively in commercial and construction cases. ...


Mark Appel

Mark Appel is an independent, international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant and Trainer. Mr. Appel has nearly 40 years of global arbitration and mediation experience, having served in both executive ...


Andrew Burr

Andrew joins ArbDB from Atkin Chambers, where he was in practice from 1983 until 2016. Andrew specialises primarily in construction and technology matters. He is also an affiliated foreign lawyer ...


Stephen Bate

Stephen Bate is a British citizen, a Chartered Arbitrator FCI Arb., with a UK domestic and international commercial arbitration practice. His practice background is as a barrister at the English Bar, ...


Paul Rose

Paul is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Chartered Surveyor and an Accredited Mediator with Clerksroom the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and RICS. Paul has mediated over 125 mediations and he has over 42 ...


Jane Gunn

Jane Gunn is a former city solicitor who has now built an international reputation as a Mediator, Conflict Management Consultant and Speaker working with businesses and business leaders around the ...


Chris McArdle

Chris is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited Mediator. He is Managing Director of Innotec, a ...


Wolf Von Kumberg

Wolf von Kumberg brings over 30 years of international legal and business experience to the practise of ADR. Having served as Legal Director and Assistant General counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation ...


Tony Canham

Tony has 35 years of experience as an ADR practitioner and he is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Society of Construction Arbitrators. Tony is widely known in UK and international ...


Peter McQueen

Peter accepts appointments as arbitrator, mediator and facilitator in respect of commercial disputes, in particular those relating to international trade and transport. He is a Fellow of the Chartered ...


George Grant

George Grant FRICS ACIArb is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and practising Arbitrator with over 40 years experience in the fields of Development & Project Management, Cost Management, Contract Administration, ...