07912 888851
"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 is a widely respected mediator with a real estate litigation background whose practice covers a range of commercial matters. A source observes: "He has an ability to handle the most complex of disputes calmly and carefully. He is incredibly impressive in joint session and is always meticulously prepared." 
- 1st category ranking Chambers Directory 2017
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

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
Sundial Farm
West Yorkshire
LS21 2JQ
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