Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) that can be used to resolve a wide range of disputes; it is usually offered as a method once you have received independent advice from a solicitor and where both you and the other side want to find a solution to the dispute.
Mediation typically consists of an independent advisor working with both parties to reach an agreement by asking questions that help each side to understand the issues and the options available to them for settling their dispute.
Mediation is a voluntary process, however it is encouraged by the courts and if you should end up before a judge it could weaken your position or lead to adverse cost orders if you have previously refused the option of mediation.
Why use Mediation rather than court proceedings?
The process can be quicker, less stressful and more cost-effective than attending court.
Higher settlement rates.
The process allows you to explore and discuss various aspects of the dispute and all available solutions.
You maintain more control of the process, rather than a judge making all the decisions.
It can help you to retain professional relationships by being less confrontational than court proceedings.
It can result in a settlement document that is legally binding and on an equal footing to a court order.
Takes place in a private setting so the result remains confidential.
At Rotheras we can assist to resolve disputes in the following areas:
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Last year I experienced a car accident, as a front seat passenger. I put forward a personal injury claim with Rothera Sharp. From start to finish, my claim has been dealt with efficiently and professionally, and I have always felt my best interests were considered. All communications were made via letter or email to inform me of all further updates. My claim has now come to an end and I am very happy with the overall outcome. I would recommend Rothera Sharp for their service.
We cannot recommend Chris Powell of Rothera Sharp more highly. Mr Powell demonstrated the upmost professionalism with a high level of knowledge of the area for which he was representing us. Anyone needing representation/advice regarding the area of haulage will find that Chris Powell and Rothera Sharp are the best choice.
Claim dealt with efficiently and to a satisfactory conclusion. Wayne Vickers visited me at home initially and explained everything thoroughly. Professional service throughout. Recommended
Richard Bates leads the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at Rotheras. Richard is a litigation specialist and can provide a wide range of services to both commercial and private clients.
Richard Hammond is a Dispute Resolution specialist and mediator at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors. Richard is also a notary public, processing client documents for international use.
Joshua Morley is a Trainee Solicitor currently in the Dispute Resolution department and is based in the Lace Market office.
Paige Regardsoe is a Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution department and is based at our Lace Market office.
Millie Moreton is a paralegal in Rotheras commercial and dispute resolution departments and is based at our Lace Market office.
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