ADR & Mediation Services

Mediation/ADR is another way of resolving legal disputes. It serves as an alternative to costly litigation and lengthy court hearings. It brings parties in conflict together to resolve their dispute, working closely with a trained third party. It is entirely confidential, and only becomes a legally binding solution once both parties agree to make it so.

The Drystone Chambers team boasts twelve qualified mediators at all levels of experience. Our team is headed by a silk and an experienced barrister who recently acted as co-arbitrators in an international construction arbitration governed by the ICC Rules of Arbitration.

All our mediators are barristers with a specialist expertise in their relevant practice area, ensuring a deep understanding of the issues at hand. Additionally members are able to be instructed to act on behalf of one of the parties in mediation and ADR matters. We are able to provide both the mediator and relevant counsel to represent parties to the same mediation: due to the independent nature of Barristers’ practices, there is no possibility of conflict of interest.

Drystone Chambers can provide counsel to act as a mediator or arbitrator in a wide range of disputes. Our mediators have experience in the following areas of law:

Aviation

Banking

Commercial

Construction

Debt

Education

Employment law including Industrial disputes

Energy

Family law (Financial and child contact)

Financial regulation

Professional regulation

Housing

Landlord & Tenant

Shipping

Tax Wills & Probate

Facilities

Drystone Chambers can also offer modern, bright and newly refurbished mediation facilities. If you are simply looking for a venue for your mediation we have a large mediation room with audio/visual conferencing and digital presentation facilities. We can also offer break-out rooms, mediation administration and hot and cold refreshments if required. Please contact clerks@drystone.com for more information and see below for details on hire cost.

Room hire:

Large room (up to 20 people) £500+VAT per day.

Single meeting rooms £300 + VAT per day, £200 + VAT half day.

Mediation administration:

£200 + VAT per day per party.

Mediator Fees:

£750 - £3000 + VAT per day per party. Please call the clerks on 020 7404 1881 for a quote on your preferred mediator.