The Courts in the UK increasingly expect disputing parties to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). If they do not then the Courts are very likely to adjust costs orders to penalise those who unreasonably refuse to engage in the process.
Mediation is the most commonly used form of ADR. It is a powerful tool that allows parties to resolve disputes quickly, outside the courtroom and on mutually agreed terms.

Mediation has these advantages:

  • High success rate (typically over 80%)
  • Cost effective and speedy
  • Confidential
  • Flexible, as it can take place at any time, before the commencement of any formal process, during or after a judgment or award or whilst an appeal is pending
  • Potential to preserve or repair business relationships

Filippa Connor is a CEDR qualified mediator who can assist with a wide range of commercial and business disputes, such as:

  • Construction Disputes
  • Property Litigation
  • Partnership, Director and Shareholder Disputes
  • Claims Arising from Insolvency
  • Principal/Agent Disputes
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employment Claims
  • Contentious Probate
  • Trademark Infringement

Filippa also assists with CEDR training.

To find out how we can help and arrange a free non-obligation consultation on 0207 253 7171 or email


Working with you

We will work with you to explore your situation in detail and provide clear, jargon-free, honest advice. Rest assured, anything discussed with us remains confidential.

All initial consultations are free of charge and without obligation.

When you need help

Call Ruth on 01622 764 612
Call Filippa on 020 7253 7171

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"Dear Filippa, thank you for delivering an impassioned speech on the issues that frustrate you and your fellow practitioners. We feel sure the points you raised were noted by those who mattered and we are especially grateful for your commitment."

Peter Sargent & David White R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)

"Filippa's words of wisdom started me on a path of recovery and I will be forever indebted to her for her understanding and compassionate approach."

CEO from Devon

"Ruth and her team helped me through a difficult time in a caring and supportive way. I know I can always go to Ruth for advice and guidance which will be given impartially and fairly for all parties concerned. This is very much an open, clear and professional relationship which I appreciate."


"The most important thing about Ruth's approach is she is professional, not pompous. She is sympathetic to clients who have problems, listening and finding solutions..."

Mr M. Referring Accountant

"I found Ruth and her team to be patient and approachable as they were always at the other end of the phone to answer any questions that we may have thereby providing us with comforting assurances as much as possible. They were also frank and candid in telling us where they did not have an answer."

Mr L Company Director

"I would like to re-iterate my thanks to Ruth and her staff for putting my finances back on track, so efficiently and effectively. As a now retired person, I hesitate to imagine my financial outlook had you not successfully orchestrated my IVA."

Mr S

"The liquidator is Filippa Connor, and from discussing the issues involved, I have found her to be thoroughly professional and alert to our concerns about the behaviour of [the company in liquidation]."

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