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See also two related pages Alternative Dispute Resolution and
Not all clients wish to litigate, and not all cases are best resolved through
litigation, which can be a costly and lengthy process.
1kbw has offered a dedicated
mediation service since 1998.
We also offer fully trained
and counsel to “sit” on Early Neutral Evaluation “hearings”, often referred to as “private FDR’s”.
A. Williams & Co. (Solicitors) is an international law firm with offices in
Mayfair, London. The firm provides solutions for the resolution of
civil and commercial disputes through arbitration advice and representation and including
UK & Cross Border Practice Areas.
Mr. Williams (ACIarb) is the principal solicitor and an associate member of
the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Please visit the
practice areas of our website for a comprehensive review of our services.
Consensus Mediation, run by solicitor
Maggie Kennedy, offers an online service called
for disputes where the amount under dispute is less than £15,000. Greatly reduced rates apply for online mediation.
Dispute Doctor provides an online mediation service carried out by
a barrister mediator based in Bristol. The parties can web conference by Skype, return agreements and pay online.
There is also a handy Useful Resources section which contains Guides to Mediation.
The areas covered are divorce and separation (finances), employment and organisational conflict
(i.e. conflict arising out of personal or professional relationships).
The service aims to demystify the mediation process and make it more accessible for people to access mediation for
their disputes or problems.
Mediations are standard facilitative mediations, carried out by an accredited mediator.
For more difficult disputes, the mediator employs a problem solving technique called CLEAR which is a seven step
process aimed at helping the parties to step outside of the problem and look at the issues in a structured and holistic way.
Dispute Doctor Ltd was founded by Alison Frazer, a barrister by profession and a qualified mediator.
Helplink Support Services is an Irish company providing low cost Mediation
online or by teleconferencing. This form of mediation allows persons or parties to engage in dispute resolution
from the comfort of their own homes or legal council's office which reduces time, costs and stress for all concerned.
Helplink Mediators work with Families, Organisations and Companies that have disputes or are in conflict.
The Mediation Room is run by
Graham Ross, a mediator and retired solicitor with over 20 years experience in IT and the law.
He is a member of the United Nations Expert Panel on Online Dispute Resolution and speaks regularly at
international conferences on the impact of the law on the Internet and e-commerce and on technology
in the judiciary and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Several eminent lawyers have joined Graham Ross in the team running the service and information
on these can be found on the site.
They provide a service "where technology meets dispute resolution enabling people to have their disputes
resolved at less cost, in time and money, and with less damage to underlying business or personal
relationships than by pursuing through the courts or by arbitration."
In conjunction with leading mediator training and provider companies worldwide, they can organise both
meeting based mediations and mediations conducted online using a unique secure platform.
The online service provides an online messaging and blind bidding process, with additional message areas
in which client and lawyer can communicate securely. The system also allows for part 36 offers, authorisation
limits, offer conditions and non-monetary issues.
You can see a demonstration on the site.