We are an established Practice offering a range of specialist services, providing our clients with practical and straightforward advice. Established 2001. Founded by Leina Yadev LLM, Award-Winning Solicitor, International Mediator, and one of the highest ranking Senior Mediators on the National Mediator Database.
We have over 25 years' experience dealing with Commercial and Civil Litigation, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Employment Law. We also have an in-depth knowledge of commercial and residential property litigation and construction disputes, including advising landlords and tenants in relation to business lease renewals, assured shortholds and tenancies, possession actions, squatter actions, party wall disputes, removal of unauthorised occupants, rent reviews/rent arrears, dilapidation claims, closure orders; and disputes arising from construction projects.
Our Founder also acts on behalf of both National and International Television and Film Production Companies, Publishers and Authors in the drafting and negotiation of Agreements and related commercial legal requirements.
Specialising in Dispute Resolution, we offer a range of Mediation services.
Mediation is an alternative way of resolving disputes practically and fairly and in many cases will prevent months, if not years, of drawn out and frustrating preparation for litigation. It is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
It is a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties, where a third party, the mediator, assists the participants, through skill and expertise, to negotiate a settlement. Current statistics show that over 85% of cases that decide to mediate succeed in achieving a resolution.
We strive to help find creative solutions, and work closely with other professionals with experience in counselling and finance. We do not take sides or make judgements, and we remain impartial.
Whilst ADR has existed in one form or another for a number of years, the importance of ADR/Mediation was recognised in England and Wales in the Heilbron/Hodge Report 1993. Lord Woolf saw it as playing a crucial role in shaping our civil justice system's future. He stated:
"...[in future]...parties should:
whenever it is reasonable for them to do so settle their dispute (either the whole dispute or individual issues comprised in the dispute) before resorting to the courts;
where it is not possible to resolve a dispute or an issue prior to proceedings, then they should do so at as early a stage in the proceedings as is possible.
Where there exists an appropriate alternative dispute resolution mechanism which is capable of resolving a dispute more economically and efficiently than court proceedings, then the parties should be encouraged not to commence or pursue proceedings in court until after they have made use of the mechanism."
Want to know about Mediation? This short film gives an idea of what mediation can look and feel like.
Introduction to Mediation in the European Union (5mins 17secs).
A video funded by the European Union to explain the potential of mediation to judges, lawyers and litigants in EU countries: