It is important to appreciate that litigation is not always the appropriate solution to a client’s problems.
Many disputes are resolved without the need to commence proceedings and where litigation is used, most proceedings are settled before trial. Alternatives to litigation, otherwise known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), are becoming increasingly popular.
Litigation can be very expensive, slow and it causes antagonism. The most common type of ADR is mediation, which enables a neutral third party to discuss the problem and possible solutions with both parties. This may lead to a quick and painless solution. Disputes are often caused by misunderstandings rather than bad faith and when the parties come to realise how the problems came about, they may find it easier to see the other side’s point of view and to reach agreement.
Courts have become increasingly supportive of using ADR as a means of resolving disputes even after litigation has commenced. The courts expect parties to at least try and resolve matters through ADR.
Glyn Staves is a trained mediator who can assist in resolving your dispute. Glyn is a practicing solicitor who is able to use his litigation experience to assist the parties in reaching a settlement.
Glyn is able to act as mediator or as a representative for parties involved.
Glyn’s particular expertise in specialist areas include:
- Contract Disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Directors duties
- Inheritance, Wills and Probate Disputes
- Professional Negligence
- Property Litigation
- Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
- Supply of Goods and Services
- Trusts and Claims in Equity
The fixed fee packages available are:
PACKAGE 1: Total value of the claim and counterclaim is under £40,000
- Half day mediation (4 hours): £275.00 + VAT per party
- Full day mediation (8 hours): £425.00 + VAT per party
PACKAGE 2: Total value of the claim and counterclaim is over £40,000 but not exceeding £100,000
- Half day mediation (4 hours): £375.00 + VAT per party
- Full day mediation (8 hours): £750.00 + VAT per party
PACKAGE 3: Total value of the claim and counterclaim is over £100,000 but not exceeding £250,000
- Half day mediation (4 hours): £675.00 + VAT per party
- Full day mediation (8 hours): £1,250.00 + VAT per party
All of our mediation packages include rooms at the offices of MKB (subject to availability), the mediator and preparation (2 hours for half day mediations and 4 hours for full day mediations). If the mediation is to take place at an alternative location room hire and travel costs shall be charged in addition to the above detailed package fee.
The fee will be fixed in accordance with the size of the dispute as notified by the parties. We reserve the right to review the fee if it becomes apparent that the dispute is larger than notified.
Please contact our Glyn Staves on 01226 215371, if you would like to discuss the ways in which he may be able to assist you or your organisation.