Alternative Dispute Resolution
Peter’s practice at the Bar and before that as a Chartered Surveyor has been planning-led but has included involvement in a wide range of property issues, including disputes over boundaries, easements, and restrictive covenants. In many cases alternative dispute resolution – and, in particular, mediation – proved a highly effective means of resolving the underlying dispute (and, in some cases, some connected issues too). After gaining extensive experience as a mediation advocate, Peter decided to train as a mediator in his own right. He became accredited in July 2022 and whilst continuing to practice at the Bar as before is now able to accept appointments as a mediator in business, property and planning cases.
Find out more – www.peterdixonmediator.co.uk
Mediation is a confidential process, giving the parties the confidence to participate without fearing that by doing so their positions in any parallel or subsequent litigation will be compromised.
The following are some examples of recent mediation cases without disclosing the details of the parties or the properties concerned:
- A dispute between neighbours concerning the common boundary between the respective properties, together with alleged trespass and damage (North Yorkshire)
- A boundary dispute between neighbours (Wirral)
- A dispute between neighbours concerning alleged trespass and substantial interference with a claimed prescriptive right of way (South Yorkshire)
- A dispute between the owners of three neighbouring properties about rights of way and ancillary rights both express and by prescription (South Yorkshire)
- Compensation following compulsory purchase (Greater Manchester)