Stormy seas and legal disputes have a lot in common...

No ray of sunshine or light at the end of the tunnel...

Skilful mediation might clear the gloom and bring clear skies.

Looking for the breakthrough in a dispute?

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Mediata offers a specialist, fixed fee mediation service for commercial disputes...

  • Over 90% settlement on the day of mediation, or shortly after
  • Mediator Mark Manley is CEDR accredited for over 20 years
  • Fixed fees to 5.30pm including preparation time
  • Independent
  • Delivered at a UK location of your choice

Mediata is the specialist commercial mediation service delivered by Mark Manley...

Mark has over 20 years’ experience as a commercial mediator and has handled more than 650 commercial mediations. With a settlement rate of 91% on Day 1, Mark is one of the leading commercial mediators in the UK.

He is a registered and accredited mediator with CEDR Solve, ADR Group, ADR Chambers, the Association of Northern Mediators and Early Resolutions, and is a panel Mediator for Sports Resolutions.

He has particular expertise in mediating media, sports and entertainment cases, involving highly sensitive issues of reputation, commercial interests and confidentiality.

Mark’s background is in dispute resolution law. With over 30 years experience as a commercial litigator, Mark has sat as a Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit since 2004. He is also the Managing Director of Manleys Solicitors, a successful litigation practice in Chester.

Mark is known for his robust approach to mediation, and his ability to test the strengths and weaknesses in cases to identify areas for settlement. He is also recommended by Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500 UK for mediation.

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One of the top mediators.
Robust style - gets the parties to settlement.
He has become our firm’s go-to mediator.