How does mediation work for company and partnership disputes?
Company and partnership disputes are very common, even within the most successful businesses. Strong feelings can be aroused due to the nature of these disputes and they can occur for a wide variety of reasons.
These disputes can have a damaging effect not only on those involved, but also on the reputation of the business. As a result, client and business relationships can be adversely affected. So it’s important that these conflicts are resolved as quickly and confidentially as possible and away from the publicity of court proceedings.
If you’re involved in such a dispute, it’s important that you explore whether mediation could be the way to resolve it satisfactorily.
Mediation is an effective method of resolution for company and partnership disputes.
Because of its confidential nature, mediation can ensure that your company or partnership dispute is handled as smoothly and privately as possible and in a cost effective manner.
As an accredited mediator, Patrick’s role is to assist both participants in reaching a satisfactory conclusion agreeable to both sides. Some of the cases that mediation is suitable for relate to:
- Breaches of partnership agreement
- Verbal misconduct
- Fraud, theft of business property and expense claims
- Unequal input from partners into a business
- Disagreements regarding company objectives
- Unfair treatment of minority shareholders
- Employment law and whether IR35 applies
If you’re involved in a partnership or company dispute and you think that mediation may offer a solution, please get in touch.
How Patrick Cannon Can Help You Reach a Settlement
Patrick Cannon is an accredited dispute resolution barrister. He has extensive experience helping clients resolve disputes.
Mediation can be an effective method of resolving an issue without involving the court. However, mediation can take place at any point during a dispute, whether or not litigation has already started or it is likely to.
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 usually takes place in Central London at Tax Chambers. However, Patrick is willing to travel to other locations throughout the UK and abroad where necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are a number of benefits to using mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution for business and partnership conflicts.
Mediation is a confidential process. This means the dispute can be resolved as quietly as those involved require. Subsequently, client relationships and business reputation shouldn’t be affected.
There is also an element of empowerment when a dispute is resolved through mediation, for all parties involved. Due to the voluntary nature of the process regarding the length and ultimate outcome, mediation is usually a more positive process than litigation. The end result enables both parties to reach a settlement and move forward productively, without damaging their business’ future.
More benefits of mediation can be found here.