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DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH FOCUS
"an exceptional mediator, who is easy to work with, trustworthy and focused - his no-nonsense approach is to be admired and he is skilful in handling difficult clients'". 1st CATEGORY RANKING

 

- Legal 500 2020

 "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
He goes above and beyond, and directs the parties skilfully to the heart of the dispute 
- 1st Category Ranking Legal 500 2021
enjoys a sterling reputation as a mediator.Patrick is attuned to the personalities involved, very well prepared and able to gain the trust of clients."
- 1st CATEGORY RANKING  Chambers & Partners 2021

Why Mediate?

The benefits may vary according to the nature of the dispute but here are 5 good reasons which apply in almost all cases:

  1. Mediation usually saves costs and time. Most mediations (more than 80%) are successful and enable the parties to reach a settlement without the costs, time and stress of a court trial. Even unsuccessful mediations often result in settlement at a later date.
  2. Mediation involves little risk. Either party can withdraw at any stage and the negotiations are entirely confidential and without prejudice. The parties decide what evidence to disclose to the mediator or the other party.
  3. Mediations are private. They avoid evidence or the terms of a court order becoming public. They enable the parties to speak freely and without the constraints of a courtroom.
  4. The Mediation process and settlements are very flexible. They enable the parties to discuss and reach agreements on matters which would and could not be decided by a court.
  5. In sharp contrast to court judgments, mediations frequently help to restore ongoing commercial and personal relationships.
Patrick Walker
Tel: 07912 888851
patrick.walker@imediate.co.uk
Sundial Farm
Askwith
Otley
West Yorkshire
LS21 2JQ
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