When a commercial dispute arises, finding a solution other than going to court is often the best course of action.
At Milsted Langdon, our team of specialist mediators, including an insolvency practitioner, has a proven track record of resolving commercial disputes, based on an ability to empathise with all parties involved.
By keeping things fair and objective, our mediators instil a sense of reality into any dispute, which is key to a successful settlement.
Heading the mediation team is Roger Isaacs. Roger is an insolvency practitioner and qualified mediator, accredited by the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR), one of the leading mediation groups in the country.
His skill in reaching settlements is well-known across the South West and he has considerable experience in commercial dispute resolution.
Advantages of mediation
Mediation has many advantages when used at the right time. It works best when:
- There are several parties to the dispute and negotiation by correspondence is difficult
- Those involved want to preserve a relationship, which litigation is likely to damage
- Bringing together the principals in the dispute would speed up negotiations
- A settlement could be based on a commercial non-cash offer
- The cost of litigation is likely to be prohibitive in relation to the issues at stake
Deal mediation is becoming increasingly popular. It works in the same way during the negotiation of a deal as commercial mediation does to resolve a dispute.
Used when corporate negotiations fail to find a deal that both parties are happy with, the mediator is employed as a neutral third party to try and facilitate the deal.
Working confidentially with both parties, the process can quickly determine whether or not a deal is possible or can be used to unlock stalled negotiations.
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