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Mediation In Construction Disputes
There are various legal factors that have to be considered when it comes to mediation in construction disputes. It is therefore advisable to make sure you have an experienced law firm on your side to ensure you are covered in every area. At Blackstone Solicitors, we are able to advise many different types of client, no matter the complexity of the circumstances surrounding mediation.
For more information about how our team of construction solicitors can help you, contact us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will call you back at a convenient time.
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How we can help
Mediation is a dispute resolution method where a neutral third party, the Mediator, helps the parties concerned try and find an amicable solution to the dispute. The Mediator helps the disputing parties gain a better understanding of each other’s needs and interests so they can negotiate a settlement agreement which accommodates those needs and interest to the greatest possible extent. We are here to help and advise on the mediation process concerning construction disputes of any size. Be it a dispute regarding works on a single local plot or a site on a much larger scale, we will work with you to make sure everything goes to plan.
Friendly yet direct, our team is passionate about every case we take on, and we believe the entire process requires constant communication. We will therefore guide you through the technicalities involved, offering expert advice from start to finish.
Why legal help is important
Mediation is a collaborative method of resolving disputes or differences. Compared with adjudication, arbitration or court proceedings mediation has a number of attributes that may make it more attractive to the parties concerned:
- It is relatively quick with cases often settling within a few weeks once the parties have agreed to enter into mediation.
- It is generally cost effective due to the speed of the process.
- It is collaborative which often means the parties want to maintain some form of working relationship.
- Lower risk as there is the potential for both parties to come out of mediation happy with the result and removes the risk of losing an adjudication, arbitration or court proceedings.
- Flexibility in the way in which settlements are agreed.
There are three main phases to mediation:
Pre-mediation – agreeing to mediate and preparation;
The mediation – direct and indirect mediation; and
Post-mediation – complying with the outcome.
The mediator is the manager of the process. He or she should take control of the process, and aid the parties to settlement.
Mediation is a means of alternative dispute resolution that is often encouraged as a means of attempting to resolve a dispute without the stress and cost of going to trial.
Our team prides itself on being able to meet every need of each of our clients. We are willing to go the extra mile when other firms are not, ensuring our clients are given the very best opportunity of getting the outcome they are after. Get in touch to see how our specialist team can help you with the mediation process during your construction dispute.
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