Mediata is a specialist commercial mediation service.

Independent commercial mediation for all sizes and types of business disputes throughout the UK.

Independent commercial mediation services

We are highly experienced in mediating commercial disputes, and have honed a robust yet flexible approach based on:

Mediating all sizes and all types of commercial dispute 

Mediation is effective for all sizes and types of dispute. We are experienced in handling large, complex commercial litigation matters through to smaller claims.

Dealing with the commercial reality 

Where parties are seeking to minimise legal costs, mediation offers a cost-effective approach to resolving a dispute.

In some cases, costs may not be the key driver. Instead, there are specific commercial issues that need to be addressed and resolved, for which mediation offers the best platform.

Ensuring integrity 

We take a flexible but robust stance to mediation, maximising the opportunity to find a solution that allows all parties to move forward positively, with certainty and integrity.

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Commercial mediation services

Experienced in mediating the full range of commercial disputes including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Companies Act unfair prejudice and derivative claims
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Commission disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Financial mis-selling disputes
  • Phone hacking disputes

Why mediate?

Mediation is an independent process involving intervention by an unbiased third party to resolve a dispute.

Courts now expect parties to litigation to attempt to settle. In most cases, mediation offers a more commercially-viable and cost-effective approach to dispute resolution than cases going to trial, where one person determines the outcome, and all control over that outcome is largely lost.

  • Mediation works.

We have settled over 90% of cases on the day of mediation, or shortly after.

  • Litigation is expensive.

Court fees were increased substantially in 2015. Mediation is a financially attractive alternative.

  • Litigation is time-consuming.

It can take years for cases to come to trial. A mediation can be arranged in a few weeks.

  • Confidentiality.

The entire mediation process is confidential – before, during and after.

  • Address the issues.

Mediation allows people to “get things off their chest” without the stress of appearing in court.

  • Cost.

The cost benefits of attempting mediation compared with not are overwhelming.

  • Parties ‘own’ the result.

The mediator assists them in trying to reach a negotiated settlement, which can be binding, rather than a court imposing a decision outside the control of the parties.

  • Commercial outcomes.

Mediation offers outcomes that no court could achieve – new commercial agreements (however much they seemed unlikely!) are common.

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Mark quickly gets to the real issues, and focuses the parties’ minds on solutions.