Personal Injury Mediation

A market-leading set on the Western Circuit, St John's Chambers is well regarded for its formidable personal injury offering."

Chambers UK  2021
Personal Injury

St John’s Chambers provides a confidential and cost-effective mediation service on personal injury claims. Mediation avoids the stress and uncertainty of litigation, and we can advise on personal injury issues outside the narrow and defined litigation process.

Disputes can be resolved through mediation at any stage with savings in costs, uncertainty and stress. Earlier mediation can mean more savings, and can assist in resolving issues before they escalate into a more entrenched conflict. Mediation also allows the parties to preserve confidentiality and avoid publicity if they wish to do so.

Our comfortable, modern offices provide the ideal neutral environment to reach acceptable solutions to a personal injury claim. The solution need not be, and often is not, an outcome that a judge might or could properly impose through a decision of the court. It can be a “win-win” solution.

Our mediators are independent and objective and this confidential, non judgmental process helps the parties to determine an outcome that is mutually acceptable. Mediators will ask questions to try and clarify the issues and build effective communication between the parties to help resolve the dispute. Mediation does not involve the mediator telling the participants the answer; rather the mediator assists the parties to find a mutually suitable solution.

When he was Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Sir Henry Brooke said (in the case of Dunnett v Railtrack [2002] EWCA Civ 302):

“Skilled mediators are now able to achieve results satisfactory to both parties in many cases that are quite beyond the power of the lawyers and courts to achieve.”

To find out more about our personal injury mediation service, or to book a mediator for a dispute, please contact Annette Bushell, Practice Manager on 0117 923 4707 or email: [email protected].

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