Our mediators are Registered and Accredited with the Civil Mediation Council which means they have undergone long and specific training to conduct mediations in accordance with the standards of the Civil Mediation Council.
The CMC believes that the characteristics of a competent mediator can be crystallised. Such characteristics engender trust, efficiency, and professionalism, and reinforce neutrality and confidence
Mediation takes less time, costs less and is usually much less stressful than court proceedings.
Mediation is an effective way of resolving many different types of dispute without any need to go to court. It is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Q: What type of dispute is mediation effective in resolving?
A: Civil and Commercial mediation is effective at resolving disputes involving:
Workplace and Employment mediation
is effective at resolving disputes involving:
Q: Can I use mediation if I have already started court proceedings?
A: Yes, you can still try to resolve your dispute using mediation.
If a settlement is reached there will be no need for a Court's determination therefore saving you time and money.
Q : What happens if the participants do not reach an agreement?
A: Then you can still commence court proceedings, or if you have already started them then they can still go ahead, but details about what was discussed are not disclosed to anyone outside of the mediation hearing, not even the court. This means that what is discussed in a mediation hearing is confidential.
Q: Can Pharaoh Law provide mediation services?
A: Yes. Lisa Pharaoh is a solicitor and became an Accredited and
Registered mediator in 2018.
She is registered with the Civil Mediation Council and is authorised to mediate in all Civil and Commercial disputes (set out above) and in Employment and Workplace disputes.
Every year Lisa has to ensure that she meets certain rigorous criteria set by the Civil Mediation Council before her annual registration.
As a Mediator Lisa ensures that she is an unbiased third party in the dispute. Her role it is to create a safe and confidential environment to help the participants come to an agreement. She conducts the process in an impartial and unbiased manner.
Both the participants to a dispute would have to choose and agree to Lisa acting as the Mediator before the mediation begins.
Mediation can take place on site, in the participants homes (which usual for boundary disputes and neighbour disputes), at our offices in Dorchester or indeed anywhere which is appropriate depending on the nature of the dispute to be mediated.
An agreement will be sent to the participants prior to the mediation meeting.
The participants will prepare and send to the Mediator a note of their position together with a bundle of any relevant documents.
The Mediator will read the papers carefully to understand the positions of the participants and the case before the mediation begins.
A legal representative may attend the hearing with the participants, such as solicitor for example.
Participants will be asked to sign a Mediation Agreement before the mediation commences to ensure that all participants understand the process and that they confirm that the mediation discussions are to remain confidential.
Participants are given their own rooms to preserve confidentiaility.
The Mediator then shuttles between the parties during the mediation, asking questions of each participant about the dispute and exploring whether an agreement can be achieved.
It may be that the participants will wish to discuss their issues on a face to face basis but this is not undertaken without the consent of all participants concerned and in the presence of the Mediator at all times.
The costs of the mediation are usually shared.
There are a considerable number of advantages to mediation some of which are set out below.
When compared with court procedure, mediation is usually:
Participants can still commence or continue court proceedings should mediation not be successful.
Lisa Pharaoh is a registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council and has been since 2018.
The Civil Mediation Council is:
"a charity which aims to promote the resolution of conflicts and disputes by encouraging the use of mediation and other dispute resolution techniques and methods and to advance the education of the public in matters related to this."
The Civil Mediation Council obliges us to set out the European Code of Conduct and our Complaints Policy online.
Please press the link below.
Will Chalmers, Managing Director Mediator Network Ltd
03300 431 757
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Pharaoh Legal Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales under No. 10728221
and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA NO. 639473
Registered office : Somerleigh Gate, Somerleigh Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1TL
Director and Solicitor : Lisa Pharaoh, BA (Hons) Law with Decision Making Processes
Consultant Solicitor :Deborah Schmieder, BA (Hons) Humanities
Consultant Solicitor : Sharon Edelstyn, LLM Legal aspects of Medical Practice
Consultant Advanced Paralegal : Stephen Elliott (Full membership of Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)
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