Commercial Mediation

Commercial Mediation is a practical yet sophisticated process designed to address the real issues and obstacles behind conflict in reaching a commercially viable solution.

Our legally trained commercial mediators understand that for many individuals and organisations dispute resolution is a distress purchase. The cost in terms of business disruption and personal management time to manage conflict is often underestimated.


Our commercial mediation services provide an effective yet challenging alternative. The appointment of a professional third party impartial commercial mediator through Pam Hatfield Associates Ltd will provide the structure within which a constructive and positive negotiation process can take place. The decision to settle and terms of agreement rest with the parties themselves, not the mediator and not a judge.


We have a good track record to manage many commercial mediation appointments each year making us popular commercial mediators. Over 80% of the cases referred to our commercial mediation services settle on the day or shortly thereafter avoiding the cost, stress and unnecessary delay of progressing to trial.


The most appropriate professional commerical mediator will be appointed to your case. This is a private process in which an independent third-party is appointed to facilitate a dispute between two or more parties

  • Establish a timetable for written submissions, replies and oral submissions
  • Manage the exchange of documents.
  • Set up meetings.
  • Offer administrative and practical support.
  • Liaise with all parties throughout the proceedings.
  • Provide information on appropriate settlement techniques for use during the Mediation.
  • Parties may make a sole or joint application to Pam Hatfield Associates Ltd.

Pam Hatfield Associates Ltd is also at the forefront of developments in the arbitration world, working with leading practitioners, lawyers and clients to formulate new ideas and improve the quality of the arbitration service that clients receive.