Elizabeth J Bilton – Civil and Commercial Mediator
- Inheritance disputes
- Elder mediation and disputes regarding arrangements between family members
- Disputes involving animals (canine and equine issues)
- Property disputes
- Landlord and tenant disagreements
- Boundary issues between neighbors or landowners or users
- Partnership dissolutions and creations
- Family business structuring
- Exit agreements… And more
Almost any dispute is capable of being mediated.
Under the Civil Procedure Rules the courts require parties to have actively engaged in other forms of dispute resolution BEFORE proceeding to issue court proceedings.
This is often referred to as the Pre Action Protocol and can be seen in the Civil Practice Rules.
There are penalties for non-compliance CPR 3.1(4) to (6) and the court has the ability to order costs CPR 44.3(5)(a).
Mediation may help resolve or reduce the issues in dispute. It is quicker than engaging in litigation and less expensive.
If you wish to discuss mediation further please contact us by e mail, telephone or submit the referral form ( click here)