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Mediation Solicitors: Civil and Commercial Disputes

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At South Bank Legal, our team of legal professionals are highly experienced in many areas of the law, including civil and commercial mediation. Our solicitors can effectively assist you in reaching an agreement with the opposing party in a mediation session to avoid costly court proceedings.

Our team of mediation solicitors are passionate about protecting our clients’ interests and ensuring they reach the best possible agreement on their dispute. Our high-quality legal services ensure we are providing the most appropriate legal advice for your individual circumstances. If you are looking for a dedicated law team to resolve any issues you may have, then please get in touch with us at South Bank Legal today.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that assists parties in commercial and civil cases to come to a mutually agreeable resolution or financial settlement of their dispute, whilst the mediator remains completely impartial and tries to encourage a negotiated outcome.

Mediation proceedings can be useful in a variety of cases that would be easier to solve out of court, such as:


Mediation ultimately encourages both parties to communicate and understand their differing points of view on the subject matter of their dispute.

Mediation is a confidential and without prejudice process, which means anything stated in the proceedings cannot be later used against you in a court of law. Anything you disclose to the mediator will also not be mentioned to the opposing party unless you give the mediator your express permission to do so.

The outcome at the end of the mediation process will usually become legally binding once the parties enter into a settlement agreement reflecting the settlement reached at the mediation.

South Bank Legal have a qualified team of mediation solicitors, with many years of experience assisting in civil and commercial disputes.


What are the benefits of using a mediation solicitor?


Arguably, the main benefit of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques is that issues can effectively be resolved outside of court, saving both time and money for the parties involved. Effectively utilising mediation also means that it is more likely that both parties will come away from the proceedings with a mutually agreed solution, as opposed to one side losing a court case.

Mediation is also a much quicker process than waiting for court proceedings to take place, and mediation can be accessed swiftly.

Mediation and other forms of ADR are actively encouraged by the courts and sanctions may be applied if some form of alternative dispute resolution method is not attempted before initiating court proceedings.


What is the process of mediation?


Overall, mediation is a highly flexible process than can be adapted to suit the needs of the parties and the dispute subject. During mediation, an impartial and experienced mediator or mediation solicitor works with the parties in a mediation information and assessment meeting. They will encourage them to communicate their points and present any documentation they may have in hopes of them reaching a mutual decision on the outcome of the proceedings.

Though mediation is extremely flexible, there are five core steps to be taken during the process:

  • Arranging the mediation
  • Opening statements
  • Communication between the parties and mediator
  • Negotiations
  • Closing Statements


How much do mediation solicitors cost?


Mediation is much more cost effective than litigation and our fees will vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the issue at hand, how many parties are involved, and the location and duration of the dispute in question.

Our mediation solicitors offer can discuss providing services on a fixed fee basis, and if the mediation process overruns the allotted hours under the fixed fee rate, then fees may be added on top per hour.

To find out how our experienced collaborative law professionals can help you, then please get in touch with us today.


How South Bank Legal can help


South Bank Legal’s expert mediation solicitors handle a range of disputes for our civil, commercial and corporate clients.

We are not only experts in alternative dispute resolution methods, but also commercial and corporate law, and can assist on a range of other matters that your business may need help with, such as litigation matters.

We provide a variety of legal services and are based in London, conveniently located close to the Royal Courts of Justice. Our registered offices are also just a few minutes’ walk from Blackfriars Station, London’s South Bank and the Tate Modern, making us easily accessible to clients via public or private transport.

We act not only for London and UK based clients but for international businesses and individuals enforcing or defending their rights under contracts containing UK exclusive jurisdiction clauses.

Our London solicitors can step into a case at any stage, providing their expert opinion and advice on your current legal matters and offer the best and most cost-effective way to move forward.

If you require advice on the matters discussed above, such as mediation, and are looking for a law firm with a good track record, please contact South Bank Legal today for a confidential discussion. We can be contacted via the form below, email at info@southbanklegal.com or telephone on 0203 1266 584.


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