Civil & Commercial Mediation

a cost effective and participant centred way of resolving disputes

...with you every step of the way!

Eaton Smith Solicitors have long advised clients in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

In November 2017 we launched Eaton Smith’s Civil & Commercial Mediation service.  Our Dispute Resolution Partner Philip Clarke became an Accredited Mediator in September 2017 and a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator in November 2017.

Philip has been involved in mediations since 2003 and has gained considerable experience in mediation. He is a firm believer in mediation as a cost effective and participant centred way of resolving disputes.

Philip will be pleased to accept appointments as mediator in the following areas:-

1. Partnership disputes;

2. Corporate transactional disputes;

3. Commercial agency disputes;

4. Professional negligence disputes;

5. Employer/Employee disputes;

6. Insolvency disputes; and

7. General commercial disputes.

We believe that our Civil and Commercial Mediation service offers real value for money.  For disputes up to £100,000 involving two parties we will charge a fixed fee of £750 plus VAT per party (total £1,500 plus VAT).  This will include:-

1. A 7 hour mediation day (10am – 5pm);

2. Use of Eaton Smith’s suite of conference rooms to host the mediation; and

3. 3 hours preparation and all pre-mediation contact.

We have on-site parking at our central Huddersfield offices and are a short walk away from Huddersfield railway station for those arriving by public transport. 

Alternatively Philip is happy to mediate at a venue of the participants choosing.*

For disputes over £100,000 or multi-party disputes a price will be agreed on application.

If you wish to discuss Eaton Smith’s Civil & Commercial Mediation service in greater detail or obtain Philip’s dates of availability to mediate then please give him a call on 01484 821405 or email him at .



  1.  *Additional costs may be involved if the mediation is not held at Eaton Smith’s offices and requires significant travelling time



Team for Business – Civil & Commercial Mediation

T: 01484 821405
Philip Clarke
Philip Clarke