1. Civil & Commercial
We cover a variety of civil/commercial disputes including:
• contractual issues
• landlord & tenant
• intellectual property
We believe seeking mediation at the earliest stage of dispute avoids Court action and thereby prevents the escalation of issues in terms of expense, time and stress.
2. Workplace & Employment
Employment mediation usually takes place when the employment relationship has ended, whereas workplace mediation applies when conflict has developed between employees and the employment relationship is likely to continue.
Here the focus is on disputes including:
• personality clashes and breakdown of working relationships
• stress induced sickness/absence
• communication breakdowns
• line management tensions
• perceived discrimination
• boardroom/executive level disputes
Our ethos of preserving/strengthening relationships is paramount. Corporations are increasingly using this type of mediation, freeing up HR to concentrate on the many other relevant organisational matters.
If you are divorcing or separating, we can help you agree what should happen with your finances, property and other assets, and assist you in making workable arrangements for your children. You can do this without going through the Courts, as long as you both agree to mediate. You do not need to see a solicitor to start the ball rolling; pursuing mediation will help to reduce solicitor intervention and the resultant legal costs.
Where appropriate, we will see you both in joint mediation sessions, helping you address the issues and reach decisions necessary for you to move forwards with your lives. The number of joint mediation sessions needed will depend on the complexity of the each individual case. However, family mediation usually takes between 2-4 sessions.
4. Pro Bono Assistance
In support of local organisations and charities, Pathfinder Mediation is able to offer mediation and advice on a pro bono basis. Those wishing to find out more should contact us for further information.