Doing
Disputes
Differently

We are specialists in managing differences and resolving disputes. We help our clients to negotiate creative solutions, manage disagreements to avoid and de-escalate conflict and resolve disputes out of court. We provide mediation, negotiation consultancy and online dispute resolution services to corporates, SMEs, rural businesses, public and third sector organisations and individuals in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

 

Doing Disputes
Differently

We are specialists in managing differences and resolving disputes. We help our clients to negotiate creative solutions, manage disagreements to avoid and de-escalate conflict and resolve disputes out of court. We provide mediation, negotiation consultancy and online dispute resolution services to corporates, SMEs, rural businesses, public and third sector organisations and individuals in Edinburgh, Scotland, the UK and internationally.

Mediation

A professional and independent mediation service for the resolution of a broad range of civil, business and commercial disputes.

Negotiation

Consultancy advice to resolve disputes, manage or de-escalate conflict; or for a broad range of commercial and business contexts.

Online Dispute Resolution

Our online dispute resolution website has more information on resolving disputes through online mediation and arbitration.

Notary Public

Online and face to face notary public and electronic signature services for the witnessing, certification and legalisation of certain documents.

Beware of dancing bears: do disputes differently

Have you heard the one about the dancing bear? “Litigation is like dancing with a bear. You decide when the dance starts. The bear decides when it stops”. The sentiment is not a new one. In the late...

Be More Cat

One of my favourite television adverts was the genius O2 campaign “Be More Dog”. You might remember it follows a day in the life of a cat – “I used to be a cat, aloof till lunch then coldly...

Disputes in the Time of Coronavirus

As handshakes are replaced with head nods and the economic impact of the COVID19 pandemic begins to take hold in the UK, businesses need to be more innovative now than ever before. It is difficult...

When Harry met Meghan: A Royal mess fit for a mediator

Yesterday’s statement from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, that they will be stepping back from the Royal Family and work, sent shock waves through the media and the nation. It quickly transpired...

A call for collaboration, cooperation and courage

Tomorrow we take to the polls in what has been, latterly, a roller-coaster campaign trail. Only two weeks ago pollsters YouGov predicted a Conservative landslide with a 68 seat majority. Today its...

“Dinnae fash and keep yer heid”: emotion in commercial disputes

I have lost count of the number of times a lawyer sitting across from me, or a client, has told me the dispute is “only about the money”. In the world of commercial disputes, “emotion” is an...

Innovation and a poker-game strategy is always better than a street fight

Hollywood has a great way of glamorising lawyers as hard-bitten and combative – and few lines of dialogue guarantee the same on-screen drama as the classic: “I’ll see you in court!”. Off-screen, in...

Squaring Circles

PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING – to see equally in four directions – up, down, in and out
METAPHORICAL MEANING – attempting anything that seems impossible

Squaring Circles

PHILOSOPHICAL MEANING - to see equally in four directions - up, down, in and out
METAPHORICAL MEANING - attempting anything that seems impossible