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Gambling operator fined

We are certified by the Gambling Commission to deal with gambling disputes and are named as ADR provider for several operators. One of Britain’s biggest online gambling sites 888 has been fined a record £7.8m after the Gambling Commission ruled that the site...

Education disputes – why not offer mediation?

We have written before about schools and universities facing claims from disgruntled parents and students. Schools can also get involved in litigation over unpaid fees. Students are increasingly litigious and have high expectations of good grades. When such a dispute...

Neighbour disputes- They should’ve mediated!

In an astonishing waste of time and money, three magistrates, four lawyers, two firemen and an expert witness were dragged into court to resolve a row between neighbours over a lightbulb that was too bright. Lesley Simkin’s neighbour in Lytham, Lancashire...

Manchester Mediation Pilot 1 September

            Mediation Pilot launch Practitioners will be aware that the Courts encourage parties to use mediation to resolve disputes and that a refusal to mediate can result in costs sanctions. To help those involved in litigation to try to resolve claims, Manchester...

Dating Services – don’t sue – mediate!

We sometimes deal with complaints about dating services in our capacity as a certified ADR Provider, but nothing so extreme as was recently reported: Darlene Daggett had high hopes of finding her ideal partner when she took out a “CEO level” membership...