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DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH FOCUS
"The 'incredibly creative and effective' Patrick Walker's 'obvious emotional intelligence allows him to keep the parties engaged, whilst at the same time testing the issues so as to really move matters on; he has a range of techniques which he uses to encourage parties to see their cases from a different perspective, while at the same time encouraging them to bridge the gaps'". 1st CATEGORY RANKING

 

- Legal 500 2018

 "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
Playing out his role very articulately, fairly and confidently', Patrick Walker is 'a very professional mediator who is measured and well versed in legal principles and he fully appreciates and delivers to the client the commerciality of settlement over litigation' 
- 1st Category Ranking Legal 500 2019
He's unbelievable at getting results in difficult situations; he's very objective and has high emotional intelligence so understands people."
- 1st CATEGORY RANKING  Chambers & Partners 2019

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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