Very constructive in achieving a settlement. Very helpful and cost effective.

Partnership / Shareholder

Businesses are formed with the best of intentions and with clear objectives for success but on occasion, relationships between partners, shareholders and directors can break down.

There are a number of reasons why, including personality clashes, differences of opinion, alleged criminal activity, strategy decisions or deals that have gone sour and the results can place real strain on the business as a whole, its resources and employees.

Disputes between business partners, shareholders and directors can be bitter affairs, especially if family is involved, and coupled with the costs of litigation, representation and the disastrous effects conflict can have on profitability and productivity, more and more disputes are being settled by mediation.

Global Mediation’s team of experienced mediators adopt an independent and impartial approach to help the parties explore the contentious issues and provide a structured framework that provides the basis for discussions and gives each party the best possible opportunity to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.

It’s also important to note that our mediators look at not only helping to resolve the business issues you face, but also to repairing relationships and rebuilding trust in order for your business to carry on operating at optimum capacity. In addition, mediation is private and confidential and will avoid any unwanted or negative publicity.

Litigation is costly both financially and on a personal level and is more formal and adversarial than using a skilled mediator. Mediation provides a comfortable environment for the parties to be listened to and understood with the focus being an outcome both parties can agree to and move forward.

For more information on Global Mediation’s partnership and shareholder mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.

Examples of cases mediated

  • Partnership dispute between partners in an accountancy firm
  • Commercial property partnership dispute involving estranged family members
  • Partnership dispute involving the exclusion of a partner in a continuing partnership
  • Partnership differences within surveying firms
  • Dispute over goodwill following departure of a senior solicitor partner
  • Partnership business breakdown and dispute over distribution of property and business assets
  • Family property dispute over ownership
  • A disagreement between partners over the business and its direction as well as allegations of fraud
  • A dispute between business partners who are also members of the same family creating a conflict of interest within the company
  • Corporate and individuals seeking agreement over a partnership dispute
  • A number of co-ownership disputes
  • A case arising out of the division of assets on dissolution
  • A number of cases involving quasi partnership and Minority Shareholder actions
  • A number of disputes involving transfers and shareholder actions
  • A family business partnership which was being severed and they were in dispute over the ownership of a piece of land
  • Multiple disputes relating to clients and fees after the dissolving of a professional partnership
  • Dispute between a group of GPs and their funders, also involving partnership issues between GPs
  • Partnership dispute within business dealing in supply and design of display stands for commercial distribution. Claim to account for profits
  • A disagreement between partners over the valuation of company shareholding

Mediators that specialise in Partnership / Shareholder

Adam Gersch

Managing Director

Adam is Global Mediation\'s MD as well as Head of Argent Law Mediation Team. A criminal barrister, he established Global Mediation in 2001 and his ability to manage complex cases coupled with his personable approach, creativity and lateral thought processes is both respected and sought-after.

Charles Horn


With an outstanding settlement rate of over 90% from more than 500 mediations, Charles is an advanced negotiation expert with multi-faceted mediation experience. Rather than evaluative or directive, his style is holistically reactive to the needs of the parties and their interactions with others.

Cheryl Turner


Cheryl is a highly experienced mediator with a transformational approach. She uses her skills to help parties in dispute to see the issues each side is facing as well as the emotional, financial or practical options available to them and then guides them towards a mutually acceptable settlement.

Edward Culver


A practising barrister, Edward works hard to make the atmosphere during mediation as conducive to constructive dialogue as possible, making sure that each party can participate and contribute fully, enabling all areas of disagreement and conflict to come to a mutually agreeable resolution.

Gareth Thompson


Gareth creates trust and confidence with his ability to get parties to \"buy in\" to the mediation process and to take ownership and responsibility for generating a successful outcome. He deals confidently with multi-layered personal dynamics and is highly skilled in managing diverse, complex issues.

Jane Elias


Jane is a highly qualified and vastly experienced mediator who takes an authoritative yet empathetic approach, helping to facilitate communication between disputing parties. Her aim is to move clients from a position of confrontation to one of confidence, always looking for a win/win resolution.

Jane Gunn


An internationally regarded mediator, Jane has a natural affinity with users of mediation and provides valuable insight and wisdom into how to identify and manage conflict before it escalates. She tests parties? positions using diplomacy skills and reality checking as encouragement to settle.

Janick Fielding


Janick is an experienced barrister and possesses all the attributes required in a successful mediator. He believes in facilitative mediation as opposed to litigation and he can be relied upon to maintain focus, keep the mediation on track and will help the parties to find a successful resolution.

Jeff Lermer


A chartered accountant and NLP Master Practitioner, Jeff?s mediation style is rooted in a just and reasonable approach to solving problems. He understands that he is simply the facilitator to help to resolve often complex differences but the solution must come from the parties involved.

Jeremy Connell


Jeremy successfully manages the mediation process through a combination of acute listening and subtle yet effective intervention. He has an ability to quickly establish a constructive rapport with both parties in dispute through building trust and an unwavering commitment to dispute resolution.

Sally Ruthen


With legal and psychological experience, Sally is a reputable and successful mediator who approaches each case with versatility and confidence. She quickly appreciates the issues, needs and interests of both parties and projects a positive outlook enabling them to settle their disputes fairly.

Sally Thompson


Sally is a practising barrister who is highly coveted for her ability to achieve creative settlements in the most challenging of cases. Her approach is flexible and tailored to the individual requirements of each mediation and she looks for principled solutions to move towards a lasting resolution.