The 'must know' guide to construction contract principles
04/06/13 - This 1 DAY COURSE will consider the principles of contract law in practice and their application to construction contracts and administration.Read More
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According to CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) the estimated cost of conflict to UK businesses exceeds £30bn a year.
But it is not only necessary to consider direct financial loss. Businesses should also consider the less visible costs such as adverse publicity, damage to reputation, loss of customers, low morale and missed opportunities.
For some time the Courts have been actively encouraging the use of mediation and a party can incur adverse cost consequences if he or she chooses to ignore requests to mediate. Mediation is not always suitable but in our experience insurmountable obstacles can be overcome when the parties are willing to give mediation a go.
There are no hard and fast rules in mediation and a number of different styles are adopted by Mediators in an attempt to obtain settlement. What is important however is that clients select lawyers with practical experience of mediation.
Silver Shemmings not only has experience of conducting mediations for both Claimants and Defendants but can also provide accredited mediators.
Silver Shemmings can represent clients in the following areas of work:
- Construction Disputes
- Commercial Disputes
- Business Disputes
- Employment Disputes
Silver Shemmings have Partners who regularly accept appointments as Mediators. If you are looking for a Mediator, then please contact the offices below.
For more information and initial advice please contact us on:
Sarah Shemmings or Richard Silver
Tel.: 0845 345 1244
Robert Shawyer – Cardiff
Tel.: 02920 474 570
Don’t forget that you can also make initial contact through our free helpline 08455 1 92 92 1