Mediation

I have conducted a large number of mediations covering a wide range of subject matter.

Naturally, the parties’ names and precise details remain confidential. The summary below provides examples of areas of dispute that I have covered in practice.

The size of dispute covered has ranged from low monetary value (but of high importance to the participants) to claims worth several million pounds.

This is not an exhaustive list and I am happy to discuss the subject matter of a dispute that may require mediation on a confidential and no obligation basis.

Commercial

Several mediations between private companies and sales agents in relation to claims for unpaid commission and compensation payments. Cases all resolved at mediation.

Contract

Dispute between insurance company and private company in relation to commercial contract relating to provision of insurance to third party. Case resolved at mediation.

Dispute in relation to commercial contract dispute relating to the alleged defective supply of goods worth £3million between two companies. Case resolved at mediation.

Business interruption claim against large telecommunications provider for issues with service. Dispute involved consideration of standard terms and arguments that restrictions did not apply as they were unreasonable. Case resolved at mediation.

Dispute between two sizeable manufacturing companies regarding commercial supply agreement. Case resolved at mediation.

Dispute between local authority and supplier regarding claim for breach of contract arising from termination of supply agreement.

Construction

Construction dispute regarding works carried out by contractor and quality issues arising. Process for resolution of dispute agreed at mediation.

Technology and construction dispute regarding the fitting out of nightclub and leisure facilities in London.

Dispute between plc and private company in relation to commercial contract and technical dispute worth £4million

Dispute between builder and client regarding construction of dwelling house

Dispute between construction company and Quantity Surveyor / Project Manager regarding issues arising in preparation of financial claims for work carried out on various large scale construction projects

Employment – covenant cases

Several mediations relating to claims by employers against former employees for breach of restrictive covenants and allegations of breach of implied terms of employment.

Inheritance disputes

Dispute between family members relating provision made in a Will. Case resolved at mediation.

Long running dispute between family members regarding inheritance of various parcels of agricultural land. Case resolved at mediation.

Several disputes brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975

Dispute regarding allegations of undue influence on testator in making a Will that favoured one party over another.

Intellectual property

Dispute between engineering company and distribution company regarding ownership of tooling and intellectual property rights.

Dispute between two sizeable manufacturing companies regarding trademark rights and commercial supply contract. Case resolved at mediation.

Partnership dispute

Dispute between two partners in a long running family partnership, involving various allegations by each against the other. Case resolved at mediation.

Property disputes

Claim by publically funded individuals against property development company and statutory undertaker for negligence and nuisance. This long running case involved costs liabilities between the three parties in excess of £500,000. Case resolved at mediation shortly before trial.

Dispute between a group of residential tenants against landlord’s agent regarding service charge applied in relation to their properties. Case part resolved at mediation,

with an agreed process to determine remaining issues leading to overall resolution.

Dispute between occupiers of neighbouring properties regarding property. Long running dispute. Case resolved at mediation.

Dispute between individual, local authority and insurance company regarding issues arising from individual’s Council property.
Court proceedings underway. Case resolved at mediation.

Dispute between farmer and energy company regarding agreements relating to occupation of land.

Shareholder disputes

Claim by company against former shareholder and director regarding claims brought against him for alleged wrongdoing. High Court proceedings underway. Case resolved at mediation.

Claim by one shareholder against another relating to dispute regarding registration and value of shareholding, receipt of dividends and other monies. Case resolved at mediation.

Technical disputes

Technical dispute relating to the supply and alleged failure of storage tanks in industrial use.

Technical dispute regarding the provision of high value audio visual conferencing facilities to a leading conference venue leading to High Court proceedings. Case resolved shortly after mediation day, following further involvement by mediator.

Technology disputes

Technology and construction dispute regarding the fitting out of nightclub and leisure facilities in London.

Business interruption claim against large telecommunications provider for issues with service. Dispute involved consideration of standard terms and arguments that restrictions did not apply as they were unreasonable. Case resolved at mediation.