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 experienced and well-regarded in property and commercial dispute mediation. 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.
He has also recently been appointed to the panel of boundary dispute mediators maintained jointly by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Property Litigation Association (PLA).
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 during the current pandemic 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 remote mediation can help you to resolve your dispute as the courts continue to adjourn trials and struggle to cope with the logistics of remote hearings.
Comments by professional clients
Very bright and personable, has the right temperament for a mediator
Your tactful and sensitive dealing with the personalities was a significant contribution to us reaching settlement
Your conduct of the mediation was exemplary.
This matter would not have settled without your professional and non-partisan approach. I have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future
You immediately put the client at ease which no doubt contributed to the satisfactory conclusion of the dispute
There would have been no resolution of this matter without your patience and quiet determination to bring it about
Very user friendly and has an innate ability to remain calm in a crisis.
Simon is thorough, inventive and always communicates in a clear and unfussy way