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The Mediation Experts

We have a 90% success rate
95% of mediations are resolved in 1 day
95% of mediations arranged within 10 days
Accredited through the Civil Mediation Council
“The costs which you undoubtedly saved
both parties, in addition to the time and
inconvenience, cannot be underestimated.”
Michelle Caney, Barrister at
Law St Ive's Chambers, Birmingham

Our Mediation Services

We cover the whole of the UK
We cover every type of dispute
Up to 50% cheaper than some of our competitors
“The outstanding issues were... resolved
through your mediation skills...
I would happily recommend you to others”
Stuart J. Frame, Barrister
Staple Inn Chambers, London

Our Mediators

We have some of the best mediators
who practice in the UK who are all
qualified, insured, experienced & cost effective

Welcome to EDSL – UK Mediation Services Experts

Since 2002 my 53 highly experienced mediators and I, have helped over 5,000 law firms, businesses & individuals mediate their disputes successfully across all sectors, in a cost effective, quick, less stressful, informal and confidential manner when compared to Court action or an Employment Tribunal.

We are the experts in providing UK mediation services, let us save you money, time & stress & help you resolve your dispute of any nature today!

Harvinder Singh Bhurji
LLB (Hons) QDR (M) MCIArb MCMI Afil
Director, Commercial Mediator

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    " ...thank you for exhibiting your Mediation skills ...had it not been for the expertise...this matter may...have continued to an expensive hearing."


    Patrick Currie, Solicitor - Addison O Hare Solicitors, Walsall



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    " …there appeared to be no solution...Our clients and us would like to thank you for assisting the parties in coming to a settlement... we would certainly recommend you to other solicitors."


    Natalie Wolfe, Solicitor - Beachcroft LLP, Leeds



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    " I was very pleased by your assistance...Louise Campbell - Brown was equally as complimentary... I have recommended your services to two other commercial dispute clients..."


    Paul Verlander, Partner - Carpenter & Co Solicitors, Surrey



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    " ...negotiations were difficult... a satisfactory result was founded at mediation. I thank you for your assistance..."


    Gurbinder Gill, Associate Solicitor - Eric Bowes Solicitors, Birmingham



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    " ...your mediation proved successful ... there has been positive feedback from the individuals concerned. I would like to thank you and am grateful for your urgent attention to my request for assistance"


    Victim Support - Yvonne Murray - HR Business Partner, Central England and Wales



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    " Harvinder's quiet but determined approach was the difference between the case settling or proceeding to a litigious end… classic example of how to mediate..."


    Jonathan Smith, Senior Associate - Eversheds LLP, Newcastle



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    " I genuinely believe if it wasn't for your professionalism, the parties would not have settled... My client informed me that he was extremely pleased with the outcome, I will certainly recommend you to other solicitors."


    Helen O Brien-Quinn, Solicitor - FBC Manby Bowdler Solicitors, Telford



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    " ...this case... would have ended up before the High Court...Your interpretation skills were clearly an advantage...one of the reasons we chose you to mediate. My client was pleased with the outcome..."


    Paul Balen, Partner - Freeth Cartwright LLP, Nottingham



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    " Thank you for acting as a mediator in this matter. I found you to be skilful and professional and your involvement certainly led to settlement of the dispute."


    Anthony Krikler, Solicitor - Gillhams Solicitors LLP, London



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    " My clients and I found you to be professional and effective and I am pleased that this very acrimonious matter has now settled."


    Greg Saunders, Solicitor - Hadens Solicitors, Walsall



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    " Should I need further assistance in the future, I will have no hesitation in recommending your services."


    Janette Johnston, Partner - Landons Solicitors, Essex



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    " ... professional negligence case... significant amount of ill feeling...you controlled the position extremely well... useful in keeping down costs..the matter was settled satisfactorily."


    John McArdle, Solicitor - McArdles Solicitors, Co. Durham



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    " Neither my client nor myself had been through a mediation process before we would like to thank you for your assistance... to reach a settlement...fair and willing to take time to hear all our issues - sometimes in great deal...assisted both parties in breaking free from entrenched positions...."


    Alex Kershaw-Moore, Senior Solicitor - Mendip District Council, Somerset



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    " My clients and I were impressed with the resilience, pre mediation preparation by you...how you focused the parties on a solution...facilitation of the same. We choose you as we were impressed with your CV which displayed your extensive mediation experience...I would happily recommend you to other law firms."


    Mukesh Murria, Managing Director & Solicitor, Murria Solicitors, Birmingham



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    " ... instructions were clear and were helpful in setting the agenda for the Mediation... was conducted concisely, taking less than a full day, due to the Mediator...the Mediation was settled quickly between the parties, giving an effective and speedy resolution."


    Cliff Morris, Associate - Paris Smith LLP, Southampton



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    " After all this time we ... reach a settlement...both sides felt...some success...saved face, which negated the necessity for a very expensive trial. My clients were pleased...did not feel browbeaten...which I have seen in other mediations...happy with the result."


    Elizabeth Spence, Lawyer - Pickering & Butters Solicitors, Stafford



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    " Your in-put in bringing the dispute to a palatable conclusion was very valuable indeed. Both myself and my colleague were struck by the tenacity that you showed in dealing with one of the parties' whose position had become particularly entrenched."


    Andrew Lund, Senior Partner - Rees Page Solicitors, Wolverhampton



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    " Both my client and I, found you to be competent, friendly and professional throughout the whole process, we are both grateful that this matter was not re-listed before the Court and that you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement of this dispute."


    Ian Cox, Managing Partner - Sarginsons Law LLP, Coventry



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    " ...The sum... being claimed was in excess of £100,000. My client and I ...were delighted how quickly you were able to assist in facilitating settlement given the complexity and length of time the dispute had gone on."


    Gareth Jenkins, Solicitor - Standley & Co Solicitors, Solihull



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    " A party wall award had been appealed...both parties had racked up considerable legal fees... All of the outstanding issues were addressed and resolved through your mediation skills without which this dispute would have undoubtedly been listed for a final appeal hearing, thus still causing the parties considerable time, stress and expense. I would therefore like to thank you for your skill and help, and I would happily recommend you to other barristers, solicitors, and litigants in person."


    Stuart J. Frame, Barrister - Staple Inn Chambers, London



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    " The Claimant and Defendant...were no longer on speaking terms. The costs which you undoubtedly saved both parties, in addition to the time and inconvenience, cannot be underestimated. My client was very impressed with both your attitude and manner during the whole process. Without your assistance I am confident that we would not have been able to reach settlement."


    Michelle Caney, Barrister at Law - St Ives Chambers, Birmingham



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    " My clients were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the significant amount of evidence that each party had put forward and the length of time our dispute had gone on."


    Rachel Sorensen, Solicitor - Wright Hassall Solicitors, Warwickshire



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    " Bearing in mind this dispute had been going on for nearly 2 years, you assisted us to facilitate a solution…"


    Mr Abrar Nazir, Birmingham



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    " I found the mediation process to be quick, cheaper than going through litigation, and your mediation skills certainly were the reason for us being able to resolve the matter on the day."


    Elizabeth Lucas, Birmingham



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    " Having not attended a mediation before we were not exactly sure what to expect, however we found your approach comforting...you diffused a number of deal breaking moments... and led us to a solution which was agreeable to all... My wife and I wish to express our thanks to you for giving up your Saturday to mediate…bearing in mind it took all day, I would definitely use mediation again..."


    Mr M Saville & Mrs J Saville, Leeds



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    " You are a real expert and I count you as one of the leaders in the Mediation field, I would have no hesitation in recommending you as a Mediator or Mediation Trainer."


    Dr Peter Fenn, Commercial Mediator & Trainer - University of Manchester, Manchester



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    " ... appointed you as the lead Mediator on 14…Commercial disputes…hundreds of thousands of pounds…from breach of contract, housing disrepair to probate disputes."


    David Wilton - The Academy of Experts, London



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    " ...The dispute... had been going on now for a considerable period of time... we were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the position the defendant initially took."


    Clare McKechan - CHBC Architects, Leamington Spa



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    " Your down to earth approach, and the fact that you treated me like a human being rather than another case number was refreshing...resolved and concluded in a day which allowed me to focus on my business and not take up months of my time and the considerable expense of preparing for trial."


    Steve Khela, Managing Director - SMS Computer Solutions, Birmingham



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    " …cases were all consumer and contractual…varied in value…several thousand pounds. The feedback from the disputants was very positive and many commented that they would not have pursued their complaint without your assistance."


    Chris Benson, Principal Advice Officer - Sandwell Trading Standards, Sandwell



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    " I wish to put on record our gratitude to you for the patience and time given in order to reach this settlement."


    John Connolly, CEO - MortonConnolly, Bristol



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    " I was more than a little worried that I would be intimidated into a decision that would have been unfair... However with your skills available to me, I believe that the correct result was found..."


    Mark Cutler - Himley Garden Buildings, Halesowen



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    " ...Our solicitor, my partners and I, were impressed with your expertise and how quickly you grasped the issues in dispute, as well as the underlying not so apparent issues, which you subtly tackled at the appropriate times... due to your mediation skills we achieved all of our objectives."


    J Mondair, Director - Kaymans Apparel Ltd, Birmingham



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    " I was the Part 20 Defendant in a landlord and tenant dispute...coming close to walking away without settling, a settlement was achieved, I wish to thank you for your diplomacy and mediation skills, as it was a long afternoon, a 3 party dispute with 7 people for the claimants, and although I was not represented and the other 2 parties were you ensured that the process was even handed..."


    Lloyd Kuber - Home & Away Estate Agents, London



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    " With regards to the recent mediation you conducted between Cousins and one of our customers, I wish to thank you for your assistance... Similarly we successfully settled a previous dispute you mediated for me in October 2003 and I would not hesitate to recommend you..."


    Mr Richard Foster, Operations Manager - Cousins Furniture, Dudley



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    " His knowledge of the mediation process is commendable and he is a real credit to the CIArb."


    Karen Cheel ACIArb, Member Services Department - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London



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    " Both my colleague and I... were delighted how quickly you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement, bearing in mind the complexity and length of time our dispute had gone on..."


    Mr Abid Hussain, Manager - Aspects Housing Ltd, Birmingham



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    " ...You were involved in the resolution of hundreds of disputes whilst employed as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) / Civil Mediator for Sandwell Mediation Services... I would have no hesitation to recommend you as a Mediator."


    Mr WDE Shipman, Chair - Central Mediation Services, West Bromwich



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    " Your input was instrumental to an agreement being achieved; within four hours you managed to somehow lead the parties to a solution, bearing in mind they were poles apart at the beginning of the session and a solution did not appear to be possible initially."


    Sophie Biedla, Solicitor - Berrymans Lace Mawer Solicitors, Liverpool



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    " …acrimonious boundary dispute…further complicated the claimant was the defendant’s brother, whereby they were not even on speaking terms to one another, resulting in other family members becoming drawn into the dispute and proceedings being instigated and three years worth of litigation…you managed somehow to lead the parties to a solution and avoid an expensive court hearing. We are grateful for your assistance and would readily refer you to other law firms."


    Dilshad Kaur Judge, Senior Associate Solicitor - MK Gill Solicitors, Hounslow



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    " Within two and half hours, you managed to get both parties to an agreement, bearing in mind this had been ongoing for 6 years...I am pleased to say the client got back approximately 45%o of his claim ... bearing in mind the defendant was initially refusing to pay anything ... I would be happy to use you again and recommend you to other law firms."


    Clive J Probert F.Inst.L.Ex,Legal Executive - Geoffrey T. Smith & Co Solicitors, Wolverhampton



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    " Harvinder had the ability to direct the parties' minds to what is usually the most essential issue, namely commerciality and maintaining the parties' attention was able to bring the parties to reach a compromise"


    Sat Singh Bahia, Solicitor, – Consilium Legal Limited, Birmingham



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    " … never attended a mediation before … a contractual matter … a commercial deal was done … you saved us money, time … hassle … I was surprised at how quickly you got us to a solution…"


    Daniel Johnson, Finance Director (UK) & Controller North Europe – Tremco Illbruck Limited, Wigan



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Benefits of Mediation Services

There are several benefits of mediation when compared to Court action, an Employment Tribunal or formal practices;

Our Mediators

Workplace mediation communication dispute case study

Workplace mediation between Sonia and Giles, who were part of the sales team at Hunters Ltd. They had worked alongside each other for around three years, although not the best of friends they got on most of the time. Each of their roles depending upon the others input, Giles always found that he was forever correcting Sonia’s work…

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  • "I was very pleased by your assistance in this matter having received a report back from Louise Campbell - Brown who was equally as complimentary. In fact I have recommended your services to at least two other commercial dispute clients and I may revert to you in respect thereof shortly."

    Paul Verlander, Partner - Carpenter & Co Solicitors, Surrey
  • "Although negotiations were difficult... a satisfactory result was founded at mediation. I thank you for your assistance, without which a fair resolution would not have been achieved. Eric Bowes are happy to recommend you to others."

    Gurbinder Gill, Associate Solicitor - Eric Bowes Solicitors, Birmingham
  • "Had this case not have gone to Mediation it would have ended up before the High Court in London for trial by jury. Your interpretation skills were clearly an advantage which was one of the reasons we chose you to mediate. My client was pleased with the outcome and that he can now lay this matter to rest."

    Paul Balen, Partner - Freeth Cartwright LLP, Nottingham
  • "...You recently conducted a mediation... The issues related to a boundary dispute which had been ongoing for many years and which was headed inevitably towards very expensive litigation. My clients and I found you to be professional and effective and I am pleased that this very acrimonious matter has now settled. Thank you for your assistance I would not hesitate to recommend you to other firms."

    Greg Saunders, Solicitor - Hadens Solicitors, Walsall
  • "Should I need further assistance in the future, I will have no hesitation in recommending your services."

    Janette Johnston, Partner - Landons Solicitors, Essex
  • "This was a professional negligence case where there was a significant amount of ill feeling and I felt you controlled the position extremely well... I found your flexibility to be very useful in keeping down costs. As you know I was able to participate in the mediation by telephone which meant that my charge to the client was greatly reduced and in the end the matter was settled satisfactorily."

    John McArdle, Solicitor - McArdles Solicitors, Co. Durham
  • "Neither my client nor myself had been through a mediation process before and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping us to reach a settlement. My client found you to be very fair and willing to take time to hear all our issues - sometimes in great deal. I believe that this helped diffuse any tensions that existed at the outset and assisted both parties in breaking free from entrenched positions to try and find a workable solution."

    Alex Kershaw-Moore, Senior Solicitor - Mendip District Council, Somerset
  • "After all this time we were able to reach a settlement with which both sides felt they had had some success, and therefore saved face, which negated the necessity for a very expensive two to three day trial. My clients were pleased with the outcome, did not feel browbeaten in anyway which I have seen in other mediations, and are therefore happy with the result."

    Elizabeth Spence, Lawyer - Pickering & Butters Solicitors, Stafford
  • "Both my client and I, found you to be competent, friendly and professional throughout the whole process, we are both grateful that this matter was not re-listed before the Court and that you were able to facilitate a satisfactory settlement of this dispute."

    Ian Cox, Managing Partner - Sarginsons Law LLP, Coventry
  • "The Claimant and Defendant had become entrenched and were no longer even on speaking terms. The costs which you undoubtedly saved both parties, in addition to the time and inconvenience, cannot be underestimated. My client was very impressed with both your attitude and manner during the whole process. Without your assistance I am confident that we would not have been able to reach settlement."

    Michelle Caney, Barrister at Law - St Ives Chambers, Birmingham
  • "...The Academy of Experts has appointed you as the lead Mediator on 14 occasions. All of these appointments have been Commercial disputes, and the nature of the disputes have varied from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of pounds, and ranged from breach of contract, housing disrepair to probate disputes."

    David Wilton - The Academy of Experts, London
  • "Your down to earth approach, and the fact that you treated me like a human being rather than another case number was refreshing... This matter was resolved and concluded in a day which allowed me to focus on my business and not take up months of my time and the considerable expense of preparing for trial."

    Steve Khela, Managing Director - SMS Computer Solutions, Birmingham
  • "I was more than a little worried that I would be intimidated into a decision that would have been unfair... However with your skills available to me, I believe that the correct result was found..."

    Mark Cutler - Himley Garden Buildings, Halesowen
  • "...Our solicitor, my partners and I, were impressed with your expertise and how quickly you grasped the issues in dispute, as well as the underlying not so apparent issues, which you subtly tackled at the appropriate times... due to your mediation skills we achieved all of our objectives."

    J Mondair, Director - Kaymans Apparel Ltd, Birmingham
  • "I was the Part 20 Defendant in a landlord and tenant dispute... After an afternoons negotiations, and coming close to walking away without settling, a settlement was achieved, I wish to thank you for your diplomacy and mediation skills, as it was a long afternoon, a 3 party dispute with 7 people for the claimants, and although I was not represented and the other 2 parties were you ensured that the process was even handed..."

    Lloyd Kuber - Home & Away Estate Agents, London
  • "His knowledge of the mediation process is commendable and he is a real credit to the CIArb."

    Karen Cheel ACIArb, Member Services Department - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • "...You were involved in the resolution of hundreds of disputes whilst employed as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) / Civil Mediator for Sandwell Mediation Services... I would have no hesitation to recommend you as a Mediator."

    Mr WDE Shipman, Chair - Central Mediation Services, West Bromwich