Littleton unveils mediation service

Commercial ;and employment set Littleton Chambers has launched a rapid mediation service.

The Littleton Urgent Mediation Unit (LUMU) has been set up to meet client needs for alternative dispute resolution.

Philip Bartle QC, one of the LUMU mediators, said the new unit will ensure mediation is an essential part of any dispute resolution.

“Too many practitioners fail to recognise the true flexibility and potential of mediation. It can get bogged down ;in ;unnecessary disputes about documents, evidence and attendance,” he said.

The LUMU offers parties an experienced barrister mediator at short notice to either head off a potential dispute or to resolve one.