Commercial and personal mediation services.

Ormrods Solicitors & Advocates can offer you a range of mediation services to settle your dispute more quickly, cheaply and effectively.

With our expertise, you can reach a negotiated settlement without the stress and considerable expense of stepping into a court room. In short, mediation could save you thousands of pounds.

Mediation is increasingly seen as a much more beneficial and practical process than court proceedings, as it avoids having a decision imposed on you by a judge, affords each party the chance to negotiate through an impartial, neutral facilitator, and is far more cost effective than going to court.

More importantly, it means you retain control as you decide on the terms of the settlement made in the mediation process.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a means of private, voluntary and confidential dispute resolution between two or more parties.

Its purpose is to help each party to negotiate a mutually agreeable out of court settlement via a neutral, highly qualified mediator.

The use of mediation is now recommended by the judiciary as a beneficial alternative to court proceedings. Indeed, some courts have refused to award costs in cases where mediation hasn’t taken place.

When can mediation prove useful?

Ormrods Solicitors & Advocates can help you find viable, out of court solutions with mediation for:

  • Financial or consumer disputes
  • Business services or contract disagreements
  • Disputes over wills and probate
  • Commercial or personal disputes with builders or other service providers
  • Land and property disputes
  • Boundary and planning disputes
  • Workplace disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes.

What are the benefits?

Mediation is widely regarded as preferable to litigation, mainly because it is much cheaper than going to court.  Benefits include:

  • Greater control and flexibility
  • Rapid settlement agreements
  • No expensive court costs
  • No protracted litigation
  • ‘Without prejudice’ confidentiality
  • Clear communication and reconciliation
  • High resolution success rate
  • Mutually agreed solutions
  • Fixed fees.

As an accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator with dispute resolution experts ADR Group, Ormrods Solicitors & Advocates can help you resolve your dispute.  We can either represent you throughout the mediation process, provide you with specialist dispute resolution legal advice, or match you with an accredited third party mediator.

Using our mediation service gives you an early and more cost effective alternative to court proceedings.  Most negotiated settlements are agreed on the day, reducing the stress and cost of going to court.  Our flat fee structure also means you know exactly what you will pay from the outset.

And of course, if you are unable to resolve your dispute through mediation, going to court is still open to you.  Your mediation proceedings remain confidential and are not disclosed at the court hearing.

To find out more about how our mediation expertise can help you resolve your dispute and save you money, call Geoff Ormrod on 01253 861 032 or email geoff.ormrod@ormrods.co.uk