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07912 888851
DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH FOCUS
"The ‘first-class’ Patrick Walker offers ‘everything you want from a mediator’, attracting praise for his ‘user-friendly and flexible style’ and ability to ‘secure the confidence of even the most difficult clients’. His ‘calm and thoughtful manner allows him to reach intelligent solutions’ and ‘maintain good relationships with all parties, while testing their respective cases with firmness and a good grasp of the facts". 1st CATEGORY RANKING

 

- Legal 500 2015

 “Patrick Walker ‘earns the badge of being absolutely first-class'. ‘He has a vast amount of energy and stamina', and sits as a deputy high court judge:‘his gravitas and experience on the bench is particularly useful'. He is also quick to‘recognise the strengths and weaknesses of the respective parties ’ cases', and ‘remains good-humoured, yet pushes parties towards settlement.' He is also considered a ‘top-pick mediator for commercial property disputes'.” 1ST CATEGORY RANKING
- Legal 500
"Patrick Walker receives equal acclaim for his expertise in commercial and legal issues, and for his deft, understated client handling. He is active in areas including partnership disputes, property, probate and employment, and sources comment that 'he's very proactive in helping guide the parties to a position where they could settle."
- Chambers Directory 2015
Highly regarded mediator Patrick Walker garners praise from market sources for being "very measured, experienced" and "thoroughly prepared." He acts as mediator on a broad range of disputes, with recent experience including property, professional negligence, shareholder, construction and commercial contract claims. One impressed source comments: "From early in the day, he is very much focused on trying to find the leverage to get the settlement."
1st CATEGORY RANKING Chambers Directory 2016.

Next Steps, Fees & Conditions

 

 

If you are considering mediating you may wish to consider Patrick Walker’s CV with your legal advisers. If you have any queries do feel free to email or call Patrick. A busy workload means that he may not be able to answer your call immediately but please leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as he can.

Usually, when you are ready to mediate, your legal advisers will ask for a mediation agreement and agree a venue and date with the mediator.

The fee for the mediator is agreed and almost always divided equally between the parties.

Patrick Walker will usually offer a fixed fee mediation and rates are available on request.

Standard conditions include the following:

  • The fixed fee covers the period from the time in the morning at which the parties wish to start until 6.00pm. After 6.00pm an hourly rate applies.
  • The fixed fee includes 3 hours preparation which is generally sufficient, particularly where a mediation bundle has been prepared.
  • The booking of the mediator is confirmed after receipt of mediation agreement(s) signed by the parties.
  • The fixed fee is due 7 days before the date agreed for the mediation. Any additional fees are payable 14 days after the mediation.

The parties’ legal advisers will usually agree the contents of a document bundle for the mediator’s use. It is also usual for each party to provide a ‘position statement’ – a short summary of their up-to-date position. This is usually also provided to the other party but can be for the mediator’s eyes only.

The mediator will make himself available by email and/or telephone so that preliminary matters and practical considerations such as timing, parking, refreshments and listing those who will attend, can be discussed.

Patrick Walker
Tel: 07912 888851
patrick.walker@imediate.co.uk
Sundial Farm
Askwith
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 2JQ
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