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Mediation Services

We offer a broad range of mediation services for personal and business disputes.

Please contact us to discuss what is best for you.

Civil & Commercial Mediation

Our civil and commercial mediation service provides a quick, confidential and cost-effective alternative to protracted court or tribunal proceedings.  A summary of what to expect at a civil or commercial mediation can be found here.

Hilary mediates a wide range of disputes for individuals and all sizes of business, including:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Consumer disputes
  • Partnership, director and shareholder disputes
  • Property and Construction disputes
  • Discrimination 
  • Education
  • Employment and workplace
  • Family disputes/powers of attorney
  • Goods and services
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Probate
  • Professional negligence

Hilary encourages constructive dialogue between disputing parties to enable them to find an enduring solution which remains confidential and free from unwanted publicity.  

For more information, please contact us.

Employment & Workplace Mediation

As a former City solicitor and Employment Judge, Hilary is an expert in employment and discrimination law and provides both employment and workplace mediation services.

Employment mediation

Employment mediation generally takes place when the employment relationship has ended and a dispute exists between the employee and the employer.  This will often be in the form of a claim or potential claim in the employment tribunal or, in some cases, in court.  Employment mediations usually take place over the course of one day.  

Hilary mediates all types of employment and discrimination dispute, including:

  • Breach of contract claims, including dismissal without notice, payment of bonuses, holiday and sick pay
  • Compromise agreement disputes
  • Data protection
  • Discrimination - including claims of harassment and victimisation
  • Redundancy payments
  • References
  • Restrictive covenants and confidentiality
  • Shareholder disputes
  • TUPE 
  • Unfair dismissal

A summary of what to expect at an employment mediation can be found here.

Workplace mediation

Workplace mediation takes place when there is a conflict between two or more employees in the workplace and the employment relationship is continuing.  Hilary is trained in a number of techniques which help the participants to change the way in which they interact so that they can find a way of moving forward from their dispute and working together in a less challenging environment.

Although some larger employers offer internal mediation as an means of resolving conflict in the workplace, the perception that the internal mediator is not genuinely ‘independent’ (often being a member of the HR department) can undermine trust in the mediation process.  Hilary offers genuine neutrality to enable employees to trust in the process and to increase the chances of an enduring solution to the dispute.

Hilary mediates all types of workplace and team dispute, including:

  • Bullying/harassment/personality clashes
  • Long-term sickness (often caused by work-related stress)
  • Communication breakdowns
  • Discrimination issues
  • Dysfunctional teams

Workplace mediation is a staged process requiring careful planning.  The process is usually initiated by the employer (with the agreement of the employee/s) and the employer will usually pay for the mediation service and is therefore the 'client'.

The workplace mediation process will usually start with a background briefing to the mediator by the client and is typically followed by a series of individual meetings between the mediator and the parties.  These individual meetings are then usually followed by a joint meeting of all parties. Sometimes further individual meetings take place after the joint meeting.

For more information, please contact us.

Online Mediation

At HG Mediate we have the facilities to offer mediations online.  

Although the concept of online mediation may be unfamiliar to some, we have found that they work well and the systems we use are easy to use and access.

We use Zoom as our preferred platform because it enables the mediator to set up the online meeting and include private 'breakout' rooms for the parties.  These 'breakout' rooms closely simulate the private meeting room arrangements of a face-to-face mediation as different parties and their representatives can be brought together and can ‘meet’ privately with the mediator in their private 'breakout' rooms. 

We are confident in recommending online mediation for a wide range of cases and we are happy to set up a practice session with anyone who is unsure about how it might work for them.

For more information, please contact us.

Fixed Fee Mediations

We offer fixed fee mediation options to resolve your dispute in either four hours or eight hours.

Please contact us to discuss the best option for your dispute.