Commercial & Workplace Dispute Resolution Services
As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to disrupt our lives I am continuing to provide mediation services, however to ensure compliance with Government guidelines I will be utilising technology to facilitate meetings and communication in lieu of face to face.
The beauty of mediation is that it brings disputing parties together. The fact that they meet is fundamental to the success of the mediation process. As it is not currently possible to meet in person, modern technology enables parties to meet on-line in a manner which is not far short of what can be achieved by meeting in person. Further information can be found at "Easily Arranged" and "On the Day".
"The whole process was very well conducted by you and the use of technology (Zoom) to conduct the meeting worked very well. It was clear that the process had been well thought out to ensure all parties were able to engage appropriately and have secure conversations.” - Participant, June 2020
This can be a traditional mediation where the parties meet in person or an on-line mediation where the parties meet on screen. It takes place at the convenience of the parties (not of the court) and can be arranged at short notice.
Virtually all disputes are suitable for mediation
Personal injury claims
Company director & shareholder
Family disputes involving beneficiaries, executors, or trustees
Education: disputes involving schools & universities and employees & students
Defamation & privacy, libel, slander & whistleblowing
Mediation is recognised as a valuable tool which can address the potential difficulties posed by issues in the workplace including
Problems between individual employees and teams
Negotiation of terms of departure
For those English speakers living and working in the Netherlands who speak little Dutch and would prefer to deal with a mediator who is a native English speaker, I offer three types of mediation service:-
As a Mediator
As a co-Mediator
As a Mediation Advocate
I began using mediation on behalf of my clients when I practised as a solicitor.
I found it to be so effective that I decided to become a mediator.
I use my experience to help to put the parties at ease so that the maximum benefit is gained from the mediation process.
I am CEDR accredited and a Registered Mediator of the Civil Mediation Council.
"Mark Field is a mediator who I know has a strong belief in the effectiveness of mediation. That is established by his track record, which is that he has advocated and engaged in mediation for the last 15 years. I have personal experience of him representing a party in a particularly difficult mediation, and I was impressed by his approach and manner – his involvement was instrumental in achieving a sensible settlement. I would be more than happy for Mark to act as the mediator in any dispute in which I am instructed, and I would be happy to recommend him."
Bill Braithwaite Q.C., Exchange Chambers, Liverpool
Julien Luke, Partner, TLT Solicitors, Manchester