Mediation

Reducing conflict in the legal process can only be a good thing, especially if clients need to associate with or live in close proximity to the other parties after the matter has concluded. Mediation, which is a way of resolving disputes without the cost and time of going to court, can go a long way towards achieving that goal and the barristers at Queen Square Chambers can assist you greatly in that endeavour.

Mediation is confidential and involves an independent, impartial person helping both sides reach a solution that both can agree to. Mediation has a success rate of around 80%. The process is absolutely confidential and the mediator is trained to help both parties come to an outcome satisfactory to all involved, typically within a day.

All members of chambers are able to represent clients at mediations within their specialist areas of practice. Our barristers will always make themselves available for conferences and/or site views prior to mediation as well as assisting with the process by drafting position statements.

At Queen Square Chambers we can offer our own expert mediator as well as the right rooms and facilities to achieve a fast and satisfying resolution.

Our mediator

Joanna Lewis is an accredited and experienced mediator, as well as a skilled barrister. She has been described as ‘a natural mediator’ and ‘a real peacemaker’. Joanna specialises in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Commercial, contract, trusts and tort
  • Employment and workplace
  • Schools and education
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Boundary and property disputes
  • Neighbour and community disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Insurance
  • Personal injury
  • Clinical negligence

Our facilities

We offer well-equipped and comfortable facilities in the heart of Bristol, including a large conference room with breakout rooms. The combination of an experienced mediator and facilities perfectly suited to dispute resolution make Queen Square Chambers an ideal choice.

Our facilities can be hired for mediation without the obligation to use our mediation team.

Please note that whilst we are fortunate to be located in a listed building this unfortunately means that none of our rooms have step-free access and we are not wheelchair accessible.

If you would like to hear more about our mediator, representation at a mediation or room hire please do get in touch.
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