Temple and co, commercial mediation specialists

Temple Consultants (Nottingham) Limited,
8 Main Road,
NG12 2FH

T: 08452 414045

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Our philosophy in dispute resolution is to go the 'extra mile' for the client providing a quality service where results often exceed expectations. Our approach to Dispute Resolution is solutions-driven rather than clients becoming confused by and lost in the legal process.

The benefits of mediation for courts and litigants

  • Resolves disputes
  • Maintains business relationships
  • Ensures confidentiality
  • Reduces costs
  • Allows you to control your case
  • Provides a speedy resolution

What is mediation? - Mediation is the use of a professionally competent neutral third party, to guide those in dispute (who have failed in direct negotiations) into an impartial assessment of all the relevant factors, hopefully leading (without formal procedures, excessive costs and delay) to a practical common-sense commercial solution which is acceptable to both parties. This is usually by means of confidential private meetings between the mediator and each party, with disclosures to the other authorised on a without prejudice basis.

It can be used in all sorts of commercial disputes.

Company Law
Commercial Law and Business Law
Commercial Mediation
Cross border transactions
Compliance Reviews
Legal Audit
The essence of the mediation process is that control of the outcome remains in the hands of the parties , and is not imposed by Adjudication.

"Adjudication" means a process of judgement imposed from above whether by a court, or an arbitration.

It is quick and usually less expensive than the courts or arbitration. It can be arranged at a time, place and in a language chosen by the parties. A mediation meeting can be set up in a few days. Most disputes reach agreement on the day of the mediation or shortly afterwards.

Commercial mediation is unlike arbitration or litigation as the mediator has no power to impose a settlement on the parties. Those involved in disputes, with or without their legal advisers meet informally in the presence of a trained and experienced commercial mediator, who assists them to find common ground so that they can themselves devise an agreed solution to the dispute. This avoids any further fuss between the parties and is referred to as a "win-win" situation.

Once agreement is reached the terms can be recorded in writing and signed by the parties so that there is then a binding contract between them. If litigation is in existence an Order can be obtained, by consent, staying the proceedings on the agreed terms.

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Temple Consultants (Nottingham) Limited. Registered Office: 8 Main Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent near Nottingham NG12 2FH. Company Number: 11149705.