Mediation is a highly effective and increasingly popular form of dispute resolution, and Woodfords is ideally placed to help you in this area.

Alistair Wells, a Woodfords partner and head of our dispute resolution department, is an accredited mediator, accepting instructions to act on a wide range of disputes, including:

  • general commercial/contractual
  • property
  • construction
  • trusts
  • employment
  • professional negligence
  • trespass
  • neighbour disputes

Alistair has over a decade of experience in handling and resolving disputes for both companies and private individuals in his capacity as a litigation solicitor. This experience is invaluable to his practice as a mediator, enabling him to quickly grasp the facts and issues of a case, to help parties to identify their own objectives and those of other parties, to consider all options/outcomes and to move towards an acceptable and lasting settlement.

Alistair has acted for clients in more than 400 disputes, including cases in the High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

In the majority of cases in which Alistair has mediated or represented clients in mediation, an acceptable settlement has been reached, either at mediation or shortly afterwards.

For general information about mediation see Why Mediate?

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Recent Cases include

  • A £9m undue influence/breach of trust/fraud case in the High Court involving property transactions over a 30-year period
  • A dispute between a property owner and a builder over alleged defective works
  • A breach of contract claim between a property owner and managing agent
  • A dispute between a leaseholder and freeholder regarding consent for alterations
  • A dilapidations dispute involving a large commercial television studio

What it will cost

Wherever possible we will provide you with a fixed price for our services as well as clear guidance on any other costs involved.

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