Property and Commercial Mediation
A very patient, calm mediator, who quickly puts parties at ease and instils confidence."
Has significant experience in mediating property & commercial disputes"
A Leading Mediator
Simon Williams is an experienced and well-regarded mediator of property and commercial disputes. He is registered by the Civil Mediation Council and recommended as a leading mediator in the current edition of the Legal 500.
Simon has a earned an excellent reputation for the successful mediation of disputes. In 2018 he was inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for his work as a mediator.
It is helpful to have a mediator who is also a property professional assisting in the resolution of disputes in property mediation.
There are often many parties involved with a vested interest, all naturally inclined to different points of view.
Simon will use his extensive experience and knowledge built up in his career as a barrister and mediator to help resolve a broad range of property disputes.
Property Disputes Settled by Mediation
- Title, Boundaries
- Trusts of land
- Landlord and tenant (commercial, residential, agricultural)
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Property-related insolvency
In his capacity as a barrister Simon advises and acts on behalf of individuals and corporate clients in a variety of disputes. With his experience at the Bar he recognises that mediation can resolve potentially destructive disputes without the need for the resources involved in lengthy and costly legal proceedings.
Commercial mediation has the potential for preserving or restoring relationships and at the very least results in a mutually agreeable solution, protecting the parties involved from the public scrutiny of legal proceedings.
Commercial Disputes Resolved by Mediation
- Sale of goods
- Supply of goods and services
- The management and control of companies
- Professional Negligence
Whilst Simon would usually encourage parties in a mediation to be in the same building for the duration of the process, there are circumstances such as the current coronavirus outbreak when this is not possible. This does not mean, however, that mediation cannot take place.
Using the online platform Zoom, Simon will lead you through the process as if you were face to face with him and, where appropriate, the other party or parties to the dispute.
Do not hesitate to make contact with Simon to discuss how online mediation can help you to resolve your dispute as the courts adjourn trials and struggle to cope with the logistics of remote hearings.
Advantages of Mediation
Mediation is usually considerably more cost effective than going to court.
Mediations are conducted in private – unlike court hearings.
Mediation can be arranged swiftly and matters resolved efficiently – usually within a day.
The parties are free to find their own solution – often a solution which could not be ordered by a court or even an arbitrator.
Parties are more likely to adhere to an agreement they have reached themselves, saving difficulties with enforcement.
Mediation is an entirely voluntary process. Nothing will happen without your agreement and you are in control of the outcome.