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Balclay Devere Mediation Services
Here at Barclay Devere Mediation, we offer impartial mediation services to commercial companies, private companies and individuals. Services provided are done so in a professional, meticulous and efficient manner. We are focussed on resolving disputes in a peaceful and understanding way.
Mediation – What is it and how does it work?
Mediation is process whereby individuals or companies can discuss their problems and disputes with one another in a calm, non-judgemental and constructive environment. Both points of view are listened to and carefully considered and a resolution is worked towards in a constructive way. Mediation is channelled through an understanding professional who can guide the dispute and manage it carefully.
It provides the involved parties with a voice and allows them to share their opinions. Essentially, this is better alternative then simply taking the dispute to court whereby court and lawyer fees can snowballs into five or six-figure sums. Our aim is to be the intermediary body that prevents disputes from getting this far.
On April 1st 2014 the law changed with regards to private and commercial disputes. Both parties involved have to agree to a MIAMS mediation meeting, whereby both sides sit down and get the opportunity to present their arguments to one another in a constructive and fruitful environment.
This law change was made because too many disputes were going to court and it was costing private and commercial parties astronomical legal fees. MIAMS meetings are the halfway meeting point, the intermediary body, the traffic island in the middle of the road. Since MIAMS introduction companies and individuals feel safe in the knowledge that their voice will be heard.
Nevertheless, if a dispute does go to court then the judge must be informed that a MIAMS meeting has taken place before the dispute can continue.
Barclay and Devere
At Barclay and Devere, we employ a dedicated team of experts who specialise in delivering bespoke mediation services to commercial and private clients.
We are the company who can bring a dispute to a reasonable conclusion and make sure clients' needs are handled with due care and attention.
With most of their mediators having legal knowledge about Family and Commercial Law it was an obvious choice for me.”