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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

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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