working with employers to resolve disputes
With offices in Kent, Sussex and London, Loch Mediation works with employers to resolve disputes and conflicts in the workplace. Involving our mediators at an early stage means we can identify the causes of conflict and find a resolution quickly.
Our mediation service reduces the risk of disputes escalating into costly exits of staff and the resulting claims or litigation against your organisation.
Workplace and employment mediation
A dispute between two colleagues can be disruptive to your business and lead to grievances being raised. Our mediators can step in at the start to help identify a solution that works for all.
Mediation can successfully resolve issues in the workplace without formal grievances or disciplinary action being taken – reducing both the time and cost implications for your organisation.
The mediation process helps identify the root causes of a breakdown in a relationship to enable both sides to reach a positive and mutually agreed way forward.
Our mediators can help senior leaders make significant decisions that can affect the future of your business. They can also step into Boardroom conversations to mediate discussions around performance, structure and strategy, minimising the threat of conflict or disagreement.
Disputes between the shareholders of a business can be complex and cover a wide range of issues, and subsequent litigation is costly and damaging to your business.
The issues commonly faced involve a dispute between minority and majority shareholders, disagreements over strategy and performance, and conflicts of interest of a shareholder.
Using one of our mediators allows shareholders to identify a pragmatic and realistic solution that works for all parties, without disrupting the operations of your business.
Disagreements between businesses and their suppliers can take a lot of time and energy to resolve, with the threat of litigation an added unforeseen cost.
Where a disagreement or dispute occurs, our mediators can step in to manage the situation, providing a forum for open dialogue between both parties.
Our mediators can help you successfully resolve disagreements and disputes and minimise the disruption to your business.
A conflict in the relationship between the partners or founders of an organisation can create a negative working environment for everyone.
Our mediators can work with you to resolve the conflict, realign objectives and provide clarity to the leadership of an organisation. We can work with you to make changes to your governance that results in a productive workplace for the whole team.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to Court. It involves an independent third party – a mediator – who helps both sides come to an agreement.
The role of the mediator is to help both parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at an outcome they are both happy to accept. Mediators avoid taking sides, making judgements or giving guidance. They are responsible for developing effective communication and building consensus between the parties. The focus of mediation is to reach a common sense settlement, agreeable to both parties.
Mediation is a voluntary process and will only take place if both parties agree. It is confidential, and the terms of discussion are not disclosed to any party outside the mediation. If the parties are unable to reach agreement, they can still go to Court. Details about what went on at the mediation will not be disclosed or used at a Court hearing. Both parties usually share the cost of mediation.
Mediation can often identify solutions which are not evident during the early stages of a dispute or are available as a result of subsequent litigation, for example, the provision of a reference or an apology. The process provides a forum to deal more effectively with the emotional aspects of a dispute, providing a space where views can be expressed and heard.
Even if mediation is not successful, the confidential discussions can often lead to a resolution at a later date, again without litigation. The success rate for mediation is usually 70-80%.
Our qualified Mediators hold CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) Accreditation, which is internationally recognised as the standard of excellence.CEDR is accredited by the Civil Mediation Council as a Commercial and Employment mediation provider and fulfils the Council’s set standards of training, CPD, and administration and is endorsed by other respected bodies.
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