My first court appointment was a nerve wracking experience but at least my law college training meant I knew what to expect*.
Unfortunately most lawyers in the UK have never been taught about mediation and many are put off by the unknown. Who would want to take part in a process they are unfamiliar with and risk looking incompetent?
I understand this and so provide lots of practical advice, assistance, documents or even training for litigators preparing for their first mediation. I don’t want your first mediation to be your last.
Here are some documents to get you started :-
- eBook “How to Prepare for Mediation“
- Lay Client’s Guide to Mediation (civil and commercial disputes)
- Lay Client’s Guide to Mediation (personal injury claims)
- Position Statement pro forma
If you are considering mediating for the first time and would like some help just call me on 0845 056 3625.
* I must have missed the class when they taught the Latin phrases. The other side failed to turn up and the DJ dismissed their application sine die. I could tell by his demeanour that it wasn’t a bad thing but anxiously raced back to the office to find out what it meant.