Commercial Mediation for Business, Companies, Partnerships, Public Services, Landlords and Tenants
Many disputes between businesses and their suppliers or clients, landlords and tenants, or partners in a commercial venture end in expensive and time consuming litigation or the beauracracy of the small claims court when they could be resolved by mediation.
Mediation allows both parties to outline their issues in confidence with one of our professional impartial and independent mediators and seek a mutually agreeable solution. Agreements are often reached far more quickly and at far less cost than going to court.
Landlord and Tenant Mediation
The explosion on the buy-to-let property market means there are now thousands of private landlords who own properties as their long-term investment but are not full-time property managers. Even with a tenancy agreement in place, disputes can quickly escalate and result in loss of rent or deposits, damage to property or undone repairs. Mediation can diffuse these disputes and open up communication between landlord and tenant. It can help clarify the rights and obligations of both parties, and avoid the need for legal action or eviction.
Mediation for Small Business
Small businesses in particular can struggle with the time and cost of litigation when things go wrong with a supplier or client. Even where they may be a contract or terms and conditions in place, issues can arise from simple misunderstandings that can result in a major dispute if they are not tackled quickly. Mediation can offer a fast and effective solution to restoring communication between the parties and get their relationship back on track.
More and more these days, businesses or individuals are working in partnership in order to gain large-scale contracts or tenders that they would not be able to win on their own. The more partners involved, the more room there is for misunderstandings. Mediation provides an opportunity to increase understanding and improve communication away from the pressures of delivering work, and can help avoid costly delays, disputes or disagreements that may result in all those involved losing out.
Costs vary on a case-by-case basis, whether one or two mediators are required and if joint or separate meetings are required. For an initial discussion and further information, please contact Clive Gross on 01323 442781.