Insolvency mediation

For Insolvency Practitioners

Insolvency practitioners will be all too familiar with the practicalities of litigation. While they may have less to fear from the court process than lay litigants, they know very well the risks associated with trial and the dangers of a pyrrhic victory.

Insolvency practitioners contemplating taking out adverse costs insurance would be well advised to consider mediation before doing so.

Often litigation settled on the basis of a costs-inclusive lump sum offer and an adverse costs insurance premium can severely erode the amount left for costs and creditors. When insolvency practitioners involve mediators before taking out insurance cover, such erosion can be avoided.

Working with a mediator who understands the insolvency practitioner’s perspective can maximise the chance of achieving a settlement efficiently and effectively.

At Milsted Langdon, insolvency practitioner and mediator Roger Isaacs leads our mediation team. Roger is accredited by the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR), one of the leading mediation groups in the country.

“Roger’s keen analysis of a dispute allows him to see through to the heart of the issues. His calm and straightforward approach builds trust quickly and aids settlement.”
Anna Phillips, Associate, Property Litigation, Foot Anstey

“Thank you for yesterday. One never knows the whole story, of course, but on what I saw, I can only say my client owes you a lot.”
Mark Fitch, Hatch Brenner solicitors

“Initially we were fairly sceptical about the value of mediation, but were pleasantly surprised by Roger’s pragmatic and commercially-minded approach to the proceedings.”
Melanie Davy, Business Computer Projects