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Civil Mediation

For many individuals a dispute works its way into every aspect of their life, causing no end of stress and worry.  It can make both home and working life more difficult and in turn have an impact on personal relationships and health.  We recognise the importance of helping people to find solutions to the problem quickly and at minimal cost and this is where the option of mediation can help.

Aside from being quicker and more cost effective, civil mediation is increasingly acknowledged as being a better way forward for people to resolve a dispute.  Unlike litigation, which can be unpredictable, time consuming and costly, mediation can resolve a dispute with certainty, quickly and at a fraction of the cost.

Disputes can arise out of all sorts of relationships and situations. Cases suitable for mediation could involve boundary disputes, contested probate,  faulty goods, a problem with a service provided by someone, a dispute with a local authority over care home fees, to name but a few.

At Laceys Mediation it is our experience that solutions can be found even in the most challenging of disputes.   Whereas the options for redress through the courts is strictly limited, in mediation our experienced mediators can help you explore a wide variety of possible options, tailoring a settlement to both parties needs and priorities.

If you would like further information about how mediation works, our reasonable charges and details of our mediators’ background you can visit our mediation website at www.laceysmediation.co.uk.

Alternatively, please contact one of the team below to see how we can help.

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Rob Kelly

Associate — Dispute Resolution

Direct dial: 01202 755217
Switchboard: 01202 755980

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  • “A first choice for truly contentious Litigation in Automotive and Asset Finance and Leasing. His pure skill in tricky work wins through time and again and adds real value compared with the so called 'top tier' litigators. Truly capable, amenable and commercially minded business partners, the 'master chessmen' of their specialty.”

    Paul Maxted, previously the In house Legal Adviser and Company Secretary nearly 20 years, all Financial Services related companies in UK for Daimler, Mercedes-Benz

  • “I have had the pleasure of working with several members of the team at Laceys regularly over a period of years. I found Rob Kelly in particular, who worked on a successful litigation case for me over a period of several years to be outstanding in all aspects of the work he undertook, and the manner in which he did it. I now consider him a friend. I would not - and have not - hesitated to recommend Laceys to my family and friends, and continue to use them for all legal matters.”

    Dan Collins

  • “ I just wanted to thank you for your great work on the professional negligence case and other cases you have represented Indian Ocean and Tiien through the last few years.”

    Mehdi Vahdati, Director and Proprietor - Indian Ocean (Bournemouth) Limited

  • “I've worked with a fair few lawyers over the years and Rob Kelly is the most on the ball and efficient lawyers I've ever come across. I'm looking forward to working together for many years to come.”

    Roger Woodall, CEO - Diamond Sporting Group

Rob specialises in dispute resolution through litigation, arbitration and mediation, with particular emphasis on contractual disputes, insurance and claims involving allegations of professional negligence (which he has prosecuted on behalf of commercial and private clients and defended on behalf of their insurers, re-insurers and Lloyd’s syndicates). He is regularly instructed in connection with substantial disputes involving contractual, professional negligence and contentious probate issues.

Rob’s style is a mix of listening, asking (tough) questions, diplomacy and reality testing. He’s interested, flexible, and pragmatic. He offers a common sense, realistic approach to assist his clients in searching for solutions to their disputes and brings straight talking and integrity to his work.

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