In our specialist area of contentious trust and probate work, we refer the majority of our cases to mediation.
Mediation involves the parties through their lawyers appointing a trained mediator – very often a Barrister. A mediation day is fixed and the parties attend the mediation with their respective legal teams. The mediator cannot impose a settlement on the parties. The sole function and one which most mediators discharge very effectively is to draw the parties to a position – a compromise – which they can both comfortably live with.
In 85 – 90% of our cases a compromise acceptable to all parties is reached. We prepare the case carefully in advance, so that you are negotiating from a position of strength.