Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP Solicitors
Paul Rose was terrific, he helped achieve a fantastic result .. which I previously thought was impossible. His skills and experience as..a mediator.. were more than obvious throughout the day and helped in some very difficult situations.
The Mediator was polite and effective at breaking the ice and challenging the parties to promote a response toward accommodation.
Paul, many thanks for your considerable efforts (including a fair amount of patience and stamina) in helping the parties reach that settlement. The fact that the parties and their families can now put this unfortunate dispute behind them is undoubtedly a great result.
Downs Solicitors LLP
Paul was vital to the process of agreeing a settlement that ticked most of the client's boxes...it was in a constructive way, and resulted in the final deal being done.
Paul had good rapport with the the clients, and the lawyers, quickly identitifed the issues, had prepared well, and worked hard and effectively where required to get through the difficulties and sticking points.
Although the parties did not reach a settlement, without the mediator's input and efforts, important issues emerged that would have otherwise not been considered by the parties. The mediator allowed the parties to think "outside the box" as it were. Very happy with his performance.
Paul assisted the parties achieve a settlement which appeared unattainable at the outset.
Both sides in this dispute were relieved that the matter was settled at the mediation and they did not incur further costs and stress in dealing with the case. Paul Rose, the mediator, was patient and gave the parties the opportunity to explain their positions but was also able to direct the parties towards finding a basis upon which the dispute could be brought to an end. Without Paul's influence, the dispute would not have settled; so, the parties are pleased they decided to go to mediation with Clerksroom and Paul Rose at the helm.
Percy Short & Cuthbert
Paul was instrumental in bringing the dispute to a satisfactory conclusion. He intervened only when necessary and although provided encouragement from time to time, he gave the parties the space we needed to work things through. I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future.
My interaction with the Mediator was during the mediation process. Very quickly he was able to have both parties focusing on the major point of the dispute. He was also very good at retaining both parties focus on the major part of the dispute. He made each person feel that they had a contribution to make and to keep the dialogue going. I have no doubt that a final compromise was reached due to the Mediator's particular personality and manner in which he dealt with all parties. His input was fundamental in an agreeable solution being reached. I am sure this would not have happened if the matter had progressed to Court.