Businesses require mediation for a wide range of issues but the fundamental reason is to provide as little disruption to your day-to-day activities through effective communication.
Communicating with partners, shareholders, directors or any other interested parties through mediation can mean the difference between success and failure. At Global Mediation, we look for an expedient resolution to your dispute as well as the restoration of relationships and the rebuilding of trust.
We understand what both parties are looking to achieve through mediation and our highly skilled mediators will work with both parties to ensure the outcome benefits all concerned.
Global Mediation has mediated in a number of copyright cases. Examples include –
- A dispute between an advertising agency and a professional services firm over an alleged flagrant breach of copyright
- A claim for flagrant copyright infringement
- Claim for breach of contract and of restrictive covenants; counter claim for breach of copyright
- Unauthorised licence of copyright material by university employee to third party
For more information on Global Mediation’s copyright mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.
Health & Safety
Global Mediation has mediated in a number of health and safety cases including a number of disputes arising out of claims of gross negligence and manslaughter within the construction and transport industries and cases relating to disputes regarding corporate liability on the comparative responsibility of the parties.
For more information on Global Mediation’s health and safety mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.
By its very nature, insolvency brings about disputes. In most cases there are limited assets available and mediation provides a much more cost-effective option than proceeding through the court system.
Global Mediation acts as a neutral intermediary in a variety of insolvency disputes –
- Administration – where a business will seek protection against the actions of its creditors as it formulates a rescue plan
- Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) – where the directors have identified that the company has become insolvent and can’t pay its debts in full when they become due
- Members Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) – where the company is solvent but its purpose has come to an end
- Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) – a medium-term solution between a company and its creditors with some debt write-off
Global Mediation works closely with all parties, including Liquidators, Receivers and Administrators as well as past and present company directors or partners. The mediation process promotes settlement by providing a framework that allows for the position of all parties to be discussed.
Our skilled mediators, all with specialist knowledge, act mutually and independently to facilitate your dispute more efficiently.
For more information on Global Mediation’s insolvency mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.
Global Mediation has mediated in a number of intellectual property cases.
Examples include –
- Cyber squatting dispute over internet domain names
- Breach of contract for the supply and distribution of software and maintenance agreements
- Renegotiation of multi-party research and development agreement including ownership, protection of intellectual property rights and payment of royalties
- A number of disputes over intellectual property, goodwill and effect of restrictive covenants
For more information on Global Mediation’s intellectual property mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.
IT / Data Protection
Global Mediation has mediated in a number of information technology and data protection cases. Examples include –
- Large scale trademark and copyright dispute regarding the import of DVDs
- Contract claim over a disputed royalty payment by publisher to copyright owner
- Dispute between university and its post graduate business school on the use of the university trademark
- Renegotiation of software development and maintenance services agreement
- A number of licensing and passing-off disputes
- A claim for compensation under the Data Protection Act, involving senior civil servants in a leading government department
- Dispute arising from the provision and maintenance of servers, operating systems and websites of a large national company
For more information on Global Mediation’s information technology and data protection mediation service, please contact us or request a callback by completing the form on the right.
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