Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes so you don’t need to take your case to court.

The process is confidential to the parties and provides an opportunity to reach a settlement without the stress, cost and risk of a trial before a Judge.

Working with you to find a solution

We are enthusiastic advocates for the benefits of mediation and have significant experience in representing our clients at mediation.  We will work with you and the other parties involved to find a solution that works for you.

Your Blythe Liggins expert can help you to resolve all manner of disputes through mediation.

Richard Thornton, who is the Head of the Dispute Resolution team, is an accredited mediator and offers an independent mediation service in cases where we are not involved in acting for either party.

Richard is happy to meditate in cases involving property disputes, Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 claims, professional negligence claims, commercial disputes, estate agency disputes and more!

Find out how the Blythe Liggins team can help you with your mediation needs.

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Meet the Dispute Resolution Team

Richard Thornton

Richard Thornton

Richard became a Partner at Blythe Liggins in 1984 and since 2008 he has been joint Senior Partner. Richard specialises in dispute resolution and has experience in running cases from the County Court to the Court of Appeal. Richard brings a calm, outcome-focused approach to disputes drawing on a wealth of contacts when necessary.

Richard is an accredited mediator and welcomes instructions to mediate both from lawyers and directly from businesses and individuals. Richard is a passionate believer in the benefits of mediation and is always willing to go the extra length to achieve a settlement.

Richard can help you with a wide range of issues including:

  • Contentious probate claims
  • Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act claims
  • Professional negligence claims (including claims against solicitors, financial advisers, insolvency practitioners and surveyors)
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of restrictive covenants
  • Estate Agency issues (Richard acts for National Federation of Property Professionals)
  • Equine disputes

Richard is an active member of Moreton Morrell Real Tennis Court Club and has served on committees at Leamington Cricket Club and Warwick Boat Club. He is Chairman of two local charities.

Get in touch with Richard to find out if he can help you with your dispute resolution or mediation queries.

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