Wills & Trusts Mediation
St John's Chambers houses one of the premier Chancery teams on the western circuit, with a collection of 'expert, approachable, and down to earth' barristers who 'offer London expertise at regional rates'. "
Chancery, probate, and tax
St John’s Chambers offers a comprehensive mediation service as an alternative to litigating wills and trusts disputes.
Disputes can be resolved through mediation at any stage with savings in costs, uncertainty and stress. Early mediation 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 any wills and trust disputes. 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 judgemental process helps the parties to determine an outcome that is mutually acceptable. Mediators will ask questions to try and clarify the issues and to 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.
In addition to many of our barristers being qualified mediators, one of our Practice Managers, Robert Bocock, is also a qualified Mediator so can understand the issues of each dispute and recommend the best mediator for each client.
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For further information or to discuss a suitable mediator for your dispute, please contact Robert Bocock.