Disputed wills and mediation

What can be done to resolve a dispute about a will or an estate?

If the individuals concerned refuse to talk to one another or there is simply too much at issue between them, to enable them to reach agreement, matters can still often be resolved through the involvement of solicitors.

The mediation option

If everyone concerned wants to resolve matters without getting involved in expensive Court proceedings, it is often possible for a specialist mediator to be appointed by all the parties to help mediate the dispute.

Typically, a mediation will last a day. During the day the parties will attend meetings with the mediator and perhaps the other party at which they will each be given the opportunity to put their case forward and voice concerns and  listen to the concerns the other party has.

Throughout the day, the mediator will work with the parties to try to facilitate a settlement which is acceptable to all concerned.

Why mediation?

Mediation is a recognised alternative and powerful means of resolving disputes in quick, flexible and cost effective manner.

When the parties are faced with the alternative of expensive and uncertain Court proceedings the complete and permanent breakdown of relations or both, they will often see the attraction of reaching a negotiated compromise.

Our team of experienced lawyers regularly assist clients in mediating disputes before a third party mediator. If appropriate and available, we are happy to offer our premises as a venue for the mediation therefore limiting costs.

Contact Jeremy Ferris, himself a CEDR Accredited Mediator, to find out how we can help you.

How can we help you?

How can we help you?