Documentation & Resources
Articles published by Kevin Smyth'Mediation - The Benefits for Litigants and their CPR Obligations' - published in the Legal Executive Journal November 2003. 'Family mediation - another way' - published in the Family Law Journal July 2010.
Recommended readingCEDR Guide to Online Mediation for Barristers, Solicitors and Clients The ADR Practice Guide: Commercial Dispute Resolution - Karl Mackie, David Miles and William Marsh The Definitive Guide to Workplace Mediation and Managing Conflict at Work - Clive Lewis Commercial Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution – Peter Fenn The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) Practice Direction – Pre-Action Conduct and Protocol
"Kevin was 'brilliant'. He made me feel so comfortable and I hadn’t expected to. I felt very comfortable going into the mediation. He had spent a lot of time the week before working with me and talking about the issues... he brought gravitas and stopped the whole process from breaking down."
“Kevin was excellent as usual who deals with these disputes extremely well. He is sympathetic to the client and understands that settling the dispute will result in a release of stress and pressure. He facilitated a settlement and closure for everyone. We thought he was very good.”
"Thank you Kevin for your patience and incredible endurance in leading this matter to a positive outcome for all parties."
Thank you for your perseverance, patience and for keeping everyone focused on the desirability of achieving a settlement. We all started poles apart, and this case had the added difficulties of a judgement following the trial which left much to be desired and no final order, which therefore left us all guessing about what the ultimate outcome would have been. That a resolution was reached at all is not only a testament to the mediation process itself, but to your own skill.
Mediation is one of a number of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes which is engaged in by parties to a dispute with the intent that such should be resolved without the need for either to be drawn into litigation or, if they have been already, be the subject of an adjudication at a trial.Learn more
Virtual Online Mediation
Thanks to the development of some sophisticated online technology created by ZOOM, since early 2020 it has been possible to replicate the face to face model by creating not only a virtual waiting room facility but also a series of virtual and totally secure private breakout rooms for the parties and the mediator ‘to occupy’.Learn more
Kevin Smyth shall be pleased to provide advice upon what other dispute resolution processes can be provided and which may be suitable. Similarly recommendations can be made as to where appropriate and competent legal advice can be readily obtained.Learn more
About Mediation Resolution
Kevin Smyth is a full-time Civil/Commercial and Workplace Mediator having been trained and accredited as such by CEDR. He also acts as a Dispute Resolution Advisor.Learn more