How to Settle Commercial Disputes
Commercial disputes can be damaging for those involved and for their company’s reputation, especially if litigated publicly. Mediation is an effective and confidential form of dispute resolution for conflicts in the commercial environment.
The mediation services offered by Patrick relating to commercial disputes are not limited by a rigid criteria. Some common disputes which can be resolved through commercial mediation include:
- Commercial fraud
- Employment disputes including IR35
- Commercial contract disputes
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
- Commercial tenancy disputes
- Real estate disputes involving commercial developments
However Patrick’s services as an accredited mediator are not limited to these types of dispute.
Patrick’s role as a mediator is to act as an intermediary between all parties involved and support and guide them towards reaching an agreed outcome. Ultimately, Patrick assists the parties in reaching a satisfactory resolution that they agree between themselves.
The mediation process allows all participants to explore the issues which are most important to them, without involving the court.
This allows all participants to reach agreement on the outcome of their conflict, which frequently results in a positive conclusion for those involved.
Due to the confidential nature of mediation, it’s unlikely that your company’s reputation will be damaged in the same way that it can be through a lawsuit.
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How Patrick Cannon Can Help You Overcome Commercial Disputes
Patrick Cannon has a wealth of experience helping clients overcome tax and commercial disputes. Throughout the process, Patrick remains strictly neutral. This means he does not offer legal advice or personal opinions. He can advise on the process however.
Mediation can be an effective method of resolving an issue without involving court. However, mediation can take place at any point during a commercial dispute, whether litigation has already started or it is likely to.
Mediation usually takes place in Central London at Tax Chambers. However, Patrick is willing to travel to other locations throughout the UK and abroad when necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Commercial disputes can often be resolved within one mediation session. These sessions usually last no longer than a day. However, this depends on the severity of the dispute and the number of parties involved.
Mediation remains a viable option for dispute resolution, no matter what point the parties are at in their dispute. Whether litigation has begun, or the courts are not involved at all, mediation is still a viable option.
Due to the flexible and voluntary nature of the process, the parties involved have full control over the process. They choose when to mediate, what they want to achieve from the process and who their mediator will be.
There are always a minimum of three individuals or participants involved in the mediation process. These are the two sides involved in the dispute or conflict, and the mediator.
The mediator cannot offer legal advice or opinions. Instead, their role is to guide the conflicting parties through the important steps of the process and assist them in arriving at an agreed resolution.
Patrick’s job as a mediator is to encourage parties to discuss the dispute and mitigating factors. Through collaboration and discussion, Patrick assists conflicting parties in reaching a self-determined outcome.