Mediation Services

Mediation is a powerful tool which can be a quick and cost-effective method of resolving business disputes.

It can be organised rapidly – often within days – and it is in tune with the realities of life in business today.

Mediation gives all parties a useful breathing space to think about how a situation can be put right without resorting to legal action.

It is regularly used by businesses of all sizes and types to settle financial disputes and to iron out issues which might otherwise end up in a formal process such as an employment tribunal. It can support negotiations and improve communication leading to resolving conflicts and rebuilding relationships.

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Mediation is a non-binding, voluntary and “without prejudice” process in which a mediator attempts to bring two or more parties together and oversee a settlement agreement. It does not seek to apportion blame, but it gives people an opportunity to explain their viewpoints face-to-face – which can defuse tense and angry situations and pave the way to reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. The final outcome of a successful mediation is a written and binding agreement signed by the parties.

Chris Else is the Managing Partner at Else Solicitors, and leads on mediation services. He is a qualified mediator with more than 25 years’ experience. Click here to view Chris’ mediator profile, or contact him directly for an initial discussion on mediation: 01283 526 200 or email chris.else@elselaw.co.uk

As a keen ambassador of the service, Chris has teamed up with Burton & District Chamber Director, Chris Plant and fellow professional Mediators to create The Chamber of Commerce Mediation Service.

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Chris is the founding Partner of Else Solicitors and has over 25 years’ experience as a commercial solicitor dealing mainly with commercial disputes. He is also an accredited Mediator.

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Chris Else

Managing Partner

Andy has considerable experience in all areas of commercial and property litigation, including commercial contract disputes.

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Andy Rudkin

Partner - Head of Dispute Resolution

Louise has considerable experience in all areas of Commercial, Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution.

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Louise Sackey

Associate - Dispute Resolution

Amiee joined Else Solicitors in 2014 in the Dispute Resolution department, and was promoted to Associate in July 2018.

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Amiee O’Toole

Associate - Dispute Resolution

Steve joined Else after spending over 20 years in law practices in Worcestershire and the West Midlands specialising in dispute resolution particularly High Court litigation.

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Stephen Stewart

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Daniel recently qualified as a solicitor after completing his two year training contract with Else Solicitors in the Dispute Resolution department team.

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Daniel Woodall

Dispute Resolution Solicitor

Julia has a LLB Law degree and a LLM both from BPP University, London.

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Julia Bwoma

Paralegal & County Court Advocate

Rachel has several years experience working within the debt industry initially specialising in debt advice and now specialises in residential landlord and tenant dispute resolution.

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Rachel Greenway

Litigation Paralegal

Aaron has a LLB Law degree from Nottingham Trent University and also a LL Masters in International Legal Practice from the University of Law in London.

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Aaron Singh

Trainee Solicitor

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For more detailed legal advice on how we can help, please contact the dispute resolution team on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and we will get in touch at a time that suits you.