Business / Commercial / Contracts

It’s in the nature of business that disputes will often happen and if they’re not dealt with quickly and efficiently, escalations occur. When this happens, parties can find themselves embroiled in protracted and prohibitively expensive litigation that can take years to resolve and could have a catastrophic effect on your business.

Litigation is compulsory and is based on a clear winner and clear loser, whereas mediation is a voluntary process that focuses on a workable agreement that is of mutual benefit to both parties, whether your dispute is with a partner, supplier, contractor or another trading party.

Global Mediation’s skilled and experienced mediators, all of whom have practical business experience work with both parties to facilitate an agreement to your dispute that remains confidential and free of unwanted publicity. They will also work towards rebuilding trust and business relationships that have been nurtured of a long period of time.

The benefits of mediation over going to court are significant, both in financial terms and also in terms of your ongoing business relationships and industry reputation.

For more information on Global Mediation’s business, commercial and contracts mediation service, please contact us.

Examples of cases mediated

  • Dispute between a customer and telephone provider over unauthorised usage
  • Vehicle hire company conflict relating to the damage of a car in transit
  • Claim arising from the liquidation of large furniture company
  • Breach of contract for supply of goods
  • Termination of contract dispute
  • Breach of contract for aircraft leasing agreement
  • Breach of contract for the supply of goods and services for new properties
  • Contract dispute over refurbishment work and non payment on residential property
  • Breach of contract claim between property developer and sub-contractor
  • Family business breakdown and distribution of assets
  • Breach of contract for the supply and distribution of software and maintenance agreement
  • Renegotiation of multi-party research and development agreement including protection, intellectual property rights and ownership and payment of royalties
  • Contract claim over disputed royalty payment by publisher to copyright owner
  • Renegotiation of software development and maintenance services agreement
  • Multi million pound tracing claim
  • £100m international oil trading fraud
    Dispute arising from the privilege of self-incrimination
  • Dispute involving a firm of estate agents and allegations of secret commissions
  • A case involving the dispute over statutory limitation period
  • Dispute about whether a company premium charged in respect of matters other than risk of liability for costs by an underwriter could be recoverable
  • A dispute relating to winding up
  • A dispute about the locus of creditors to present petitions on just and equitable grounds
  • A dispute about whether a disqualification order under the Companies Directors Disqualification Act 1986 was valid
  • A disagreement about the interpretation of the Insolvency Rules 1986
  • Various disputes between commissioners and contractors
  • Commercial litigation case involving IT problems and a national service provider
  • Dispute over attempted start up of internet business on availability of 24 hours services in a local area
  • A disagreement arising out of trading terms
  • A dispute between businesses over material quality
  • A dispute involving unpaid commission/royalties
  • A disagreement between parties about marketing support
  • A disagreement between parties about a franchise & distribution issue
  • Contract disputes between local authority and government commissioners
  • Dispute over ownership of various properties in a portfolio valued at over £11m
  • Dispute over ownership of business and family home following the break-up of a relationship
  • Dispute over finance and properties following the break-up of a family business
  • Multi-party dispute between board members regarding the performance of a Director
  • Claim for unpaid invoices for work carried out by PR agency
  • Claim for termination of leasing agreement for computer equipment
  • Dispute involving costs and liability for damages after difficulties arising from the actions of a removal firm.
  • Post-divorce solution to financial problems caused through the international dissipation of assets
  • Disagreement involving system for the fair retention of information in a complex employment environment
  • A £150,000 claim over the termination of a regional sales concession
  • Customer claim of £70,000 and counterclaim of £130,000
  • A dispute over a private financial claim
  • Board and shareholder issues in a developing international company
  • A dispute within a social housing maintenance company involving three parties
  • A breach of trust concerning company shares
  • A dispute between the CEO and a director concerning moral and commercial judgement
  • Dispute between charterer of private jets and lighting company regarding contract
  • Dispute between recruitment consultant and small employer regarding recruitment fee
  • Dispute between hotel and heating and plumbing installers regarding alleged faulty installation
  • Business disputing cost of private jet charter, believing it had been provided on a free trial basis; no legal costs yet incurred, but parties took matter very personally and feelings were running very high at mediation.
  • Telephone mediation to resolve small claim by a couple against a national holiday company, with allegations that holiday not as described in brochure etc
  • Dispute about an employee recommended by a recruitment consultant, and the terms of the contract and fee payable upon the appointment, which did not work out
  • Dispute between homeowners and double glazing installers regarding alleged faulty installation, and non-payment of invoices
  • Commercial dispute over consultancy agreement with firm overseas
  • Commercial dispute over claim for breaches in performance of contract for repair and re-fit to commercial fishing vessel
  • Contractual dispute over provision of web marketing services to company dealing in manufacture and supply of household goods
  • Commercial dispute arising from action for recovery of monies under contract for provision of security services
  • Dispute concerning supply of parts for high-precision fibre optic products manufactured to customer specification
  • Dispute between Beauty Salon and Beauty Therapist alleging breach of restrictive covenant against competition
  • Contractual dispute over commercial consultancy fees
  • Contractual dispute concerning commission payments for provision of recruitment consultancy
  • 3-way commercial dispute between landlord, credit referencing agency & residential agents over provision of credit reference for defaulting tenants
  • Dispute between surveyor and a construction company for unpaid professional fees
  • Dispute over professional fees claimed by solicitors instructed in relation to SENDIST tribunal
  • Various disputes arising from repairing and other contractual obligations in business tenancies
  • Dispute arising from contracts to provide accountancy and audit services
  • Various disputes arising from contracts to organise conferences or events