"All members of the legal profession who conduct litigation should now routinely consider with their clients whether their disputes are suitable for ADR."
"A party who refuses even to consider whether a case is suitable for ADR is always at risk of an adverse finding at the costs stage of litigation"
(The Court of Appeal in Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust, 2004)
As a Chambers, we have embraced mediation as a means of dispute resolution and the 1COR Mediation Service can offer trained and experienced mediators to help in a wide range of disputes.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is widely regarded as the most useful and successful means of achieving a settlement when others have failed or are likely to fail.
It is an informal, flexible process with the added advantages of being confidential and "without prejudice".
It works in the majority of cases if the parties want to make it work.
It saves costs. It saves the emotional expense of litigation. It cuts out the risks of litigation.
It can help maintain business and personal relationships that might otherwise be affected by the tensions of litigation.
It can be arranged quickly.
The following members of Chambers are trained and accredited mediators.
* Based in Brighton