Who’s Who Legal Mediation

Mark Lomas KC – Independent Mediators Mark Lomas KC has been a full-time mediator at Independent Mediators since 2009 and his attention to detail is the best for a mediator. Moreover, he is moderate, persuasive and fair between the parties. For other clients, he is “the best mediator there is – hardworking, direct, evaluative and trustworthy.” Lomas` mediations have been accredited since 2001 and often involve professional negligence claims against lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, insurance brokers, architects and other construction professionals, but it also handles insurance, estate, property, trust, commercial and bankruptcy claims. Non-parties (e.g. friends, relatives, consultants) can only participate in mediation if all parties agree. If all parties do not agree, non-parties cannot participate in the mediation. Therefore, it is best to ask the mediator if you want to bring someone with you before going to mediation. Anyone participating in mediation is required to respect confidentiality. It is important that you arrive at your mediation on time. There are things you should keep in mind to be on time – one point is parking. It is difficult to park in many buildings. Find out in advance about available parking spaces and cost.

You may have to pay a fee before appearing for mediation or in court. Arrive on time to pay your fees. Keep chats and information private. Mediations are confidential, with a few exceptions. Unless one of the exceptions applies, you can only discuss what happened or was said during the mediation with your lawyer, another person who participated in the mediation, or that person`s lawyer. William Wood KC – Brick Court Chambers The “very friendly and easy to handle” William Wood KC at Brick Court Chambers is “a tenacious and tenacious mediator who brings to his profession an exceptional level of jurisprudence, a keen understanding of the law and highly developed mediation skills. He is always conscientiously well prepared and can thus gain the trust of all mediating parties. Wood conducts approximately 70 disputes each year, with its international mediation practice encompassing all types of commercial litigation, including insurance, banking, oil and gas, construction, engineering, product liability, pharmaceuticals and professional negligence. It is also increasingly involved in complaints of human rights violations. Martin Hauser at Martin Hauser Mediation is valued by clients and colleagues for his “deep understanding of the psychology behind the mediation process” and his “passion” for the entire field. In mediation, the disputing parties work with a neutral third party, the mediator, to resolve their differences. The mediator facilitates the resolution of disputes between the parties by overseeing the exchange of information and the negotiation process.

The mediator helps the parties find common ground and deal with unrealistic expectations. He or she can also propose creative solutions and help develop final regulations. The role of the mediator is to interpret concerns, relay information between the parties, formulate problems and define problems. Although lawyers and mediators are professionals who work in conflict resolution, mediation and law are separate professions. Training and experience as a lawyer is a good context to become a mediator, as lawyers already know how to interpret laws and analyze complex issues. Sources note that “he charms the most difficult people” and that “nothing is insoluble for him”. Christopher Newmark of Spenser Underhill Newmark is praised for “putting a lot of time and effort into mediation, which sets him apart from others in the market.” If you cannot reach an agreement through your court-ordered mediation, the mediator must inform the court that no agreement has been reached. Privacy rules continue to apply. Even if you can`t reach an agreement during mediation, you can still try to settle your case after mediation. If you settle your case after mediation but before the hearing, contact the court to ask what procedures you need to follow.

Jonathan Lux de Lux – Mediation is praised for his fantastic communication skills, which allow him to be precise in his approach to mediation. Since a mediator cannot provide legal advice to any party, if you are not currently represented by a lawyer, but you have legal questions about your case (including what your case might be worth or what is acceptable as a “good” settlement), you should contact a lawyer before mediation so that you can make an informed decision about settling your case. If you can`t afford one, Legal Aid or The Florida Bar may have a program to help you. Jane Andrewartha of Clyde & Co, who is recognized as an “outstanding investment roaster”, is praised for her reliability and excellence as a mediator in the maritime and commercial sectors. It is with great pride that we recognize the hard work that our neutrals do year after year and that we distinguish ourselves as leaders in mediation. This ranking is another example of his commitment to both his practice and service to the legal community. Congratulations to everyone honored this year.- Chris Poole, President and CEO of JAMS Unlike trials and hearings that take place in public courtrooms, mediation is private and, with a few exceptions, confidential. If your mediation is ordered by a court or conducted by a licensed mediator, there are laws and rules that require confidentiality. (See Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act, sections 44.401 to 44.406, Florida Statutes). The law still applies when mediation is ordered by the court, but the law also applies to out-of-court mediation if (a) the parties agree that it will be applied, or (b) it is mediated by a licensed mediator. Although not mandatory, the mediator may sometimes ask the parties to declare in writing that they will keep everything confidential.

The goal is to allow you, each mediation participant and their lawyer, if applicable, to discuss legal and non-legal issues without fear that others (including the judge) will find out. While most of what is said during mediation is confidential, there are some exceptions. (Three main examples of these exceptions are child abuse, elder or vulnerable adult abuse, or anyone who says they are committing or planning to commit a crime. If you are interested in all exceptions, see Section 44.405(4)(a)(1) – (6) of the Florida Statutes.A signed mediation agreement is not confidential unless the parties agree that it is confidential and the law permits the confidentiality of the agreement. Instead, the agreement can – and in some cases MUST – be included in a court record. Mediation is used by the courts; In addition, there are state and local authorities, as well as individuals and companies that use mediation.

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