Areas of Practice


Mediation is now recognised as one of the fastest and most cost-effective routes to achieving settlement of a dispute. Going to trial is expensive and stressful, often taking months or years of costly litigation, with no guarantee of an outcome that satisfies the parties when you get there.

Mediation is used where opposing parties want to find a solution yet for some reason cannot reach a settlement. Most people involved in a dispute would rather reach a settlement than go to trial.

KBC can bring together opposing parties and their advisers and replace adversarial confrontation with principled negotiation. Our object is to find a workable agreement between the parties and avoid recourse to the Courts. The benefits of reaching agreement through mediation are often very significant, both financially and personally.

Mediation is entirely private and can help to avoid unwelcome publicity. A settlement reached through mediation does not set a precedent for similar disputes in the future.

Many cases are now being encouraged into mediation by the Courts. With an exceptional mediator involved, going to Court really should be the last resort.

We provide a comprehensive mediation service in our Chambers in Bournemouth and our mediators are available elsewhere nationally as requested.

Confererence & Mediation

KBC offers two dedicated conference rooms that can also be used for mediation, accommodating up to 12 people.

All conference rooms offer permanent wireless access, telephone and video link conferencing facilities for multiple participants.

We have on site parking and are fully adapted to accommodate wheelchair users.

If it is more convenient for the lay or professional client then members are happy to attend conferences at the solicitor’s offices or elsewhere.