What is a Civil Dispute?

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Disputes, Landlord Disputes, Mediation, Neighbourhood Disputes, Noise disputes, Nuisance disputes, Tenant Disputes

Civil disputes

Civil disputes are private cases in which a party is seeking recompense or remedy for scenarios outside of criminal law. Civil disputes are governed by The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR). They are the framework for all civil claims and provide the rules that are used to pass judgement in these types of cases. They were specifically designed to simplify civil … Read More

Mediation in cases of contested adverse possession

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contested adverse possession

Adverse possession is a law that allows someone to apply to become the registered owner of a piece of land or a property because they have occupied it for a sustained period of time, despite not having the owner’s permission. To many, it is surprising that a law allowing people to obtain title to land or property based solely on … Read More

Could mediation have benefitted a boundary dispute with an extreme outcome?

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Boundary Disputes, Mediation, Planning Disputes

boundary

The extremities of boundary disputes were highlighted in the national press recently, when a family were forced to sell their house after losing a legal battle which was instigated over a 3 inch piece of land.  Legal outcomes The family, who represented themselves, lost a long standing legal battle over claims their neighbours trespassed onto their property to build an … Read More

The Civil Justice Council fly the flag for mediation in their latest report

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation

An interim report about the use of ADR – and specifically mediation – has recently been published by the Civil Justice Council (CJC). The Council are looking to review the current use, and make recommendations for the future role of ADR in civil justice. In doing so they are further strengthening the case for mediation being the front runner of … Read More

Online mediation is on the rise but what is making it so popular?

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation

online mediation

Online mediation is becoming a real powerhouse for ADR in low cost cases. But why? In this digital age, it’s no surprise that more traditional processes – like those relating to court proceedings – are moving into a digital format. For some that may feel uncomfortable. But no matter how uncomfortable, it is inevitable. Mediation is moving with the times … Read More

What is ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution)?

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alternative dispute resolution

With rising legal costs many people are looking to resolve their disputes outside of court. This is often achieved using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods. But what are the options available for Alternative Dispute Resolution and what does each entail? Here’s our guide to the different types and requirements of each method. Mediation One of the most common methods of … Read More

What to expect in each type of mediation

Hasan SadikAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation

7.Type of mediation

If you’ve been reading our blog or researching mediation, it is likely you know will know why it is an effective method of alternative dispute resolution. You may even know about the different styles of mediation. But what can you expect during mediation and what type of mediation is right for your dispute? It is highly likely that mediation in … Read More