Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Mediation and disputes

The construction industry is notorious for creating disputes and disputes not only waste money, they also drain profits.

Stephen Jackson BSc FRICS MCIArb CEDR Accredited Mediator has extensive experience in advising both public sector and private sector clients on the most practical way of avoiding disputes as well as providing clear unbiased expert advice on the best ways of settling disputes if they have occurred. In addition to acting as an Expert, he was accredited as a Mediator by CEDR in 2000, is a member of the RICS Panel of Mediators and has mediated both construction and non-construction related disputes.

a) Mediation experience

Parties solicitors commented:

”The fact that you were professionally qualified to understand the details and complexity of the dispute was an asset to both sides.”

“The mediation was handled with great tact and skill.”

“The matter was dealt with in a delightfully informal way and you were very approachable by all the parties to carry out the discussions.”

“The time you spent with the parties was itself an excellent inducement to put the parties at ease and to stress upon them the need to settle.”

"I am very grateful for your considerable skill and patience in facilitating a settlement."

Mediations have included disputes relating to:

•    Boundary walls
•    Rights of Light
•    Partnership
•    Client/contractor claims
•    Property dilapidations
•    International multi-party heavy engineering claims
•    Defamation of character
•    Trusts and Property ownership
•    Building defects and costs
•    Main contractor/sub-contractor final accounts and claims
•    Client/contractor building final account and building defects issues
•    Landlord and tenant lease issues

 

b) Expert Witness experience

In addition to providing contract management, cost advice and project management services on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and Europe, Stephen Jackson has over 30 years experience as an independent expert witness providing expert advice and expert testimony.

Clients have described his work as:

“Consistently clear and professional.”

“Working with openness “ and “with clear communication.”

Expert Witness work as a quantum expert has included:

•    Building contract issues
•    Landlord and tenant disputes
•    Final account disputes
•    Professional fees