Resolve conflict without litigation.
PreAction mediation helps you resolve problems as soon as they appear.
PreParing well for mediation gives you the best chance of a great outcome.
PreTrial mediation solves the problem of litigation before it becomes a trial.
Helping you resolve disputes early.
Just when people should be problem solving, they spend time and money on lawyers. PreFix is a new, effective alternative. We mediate conflicts at an early stage. PreFix mediations are quick and easy to set up. We create a safe, environment in which to communicate and we help the parties work positively towards lasting, effective solutions.
Most legal disputes now involve a mediation. We help clients prepare well. We demystify the process and coach clients to perform well in the negotiation. Good preparation improves the chances of a great result.
On call, mobile mediations delivered to suit the needs of the parties. PreFix is proactive about overcoming the barriers that prevent mediation and which cause litigation. Having worked in legal and commercial environments, and having experienced mediations first hand as both client and adviser, PreFix has a unique perspective on mediation and the outcomes it can achieve for clients. Creative and persistent, PreFix will be the last to give up.
Kate Ward = Mediator
Kate started out as an employment lawyer in 2003 at Penningtons LLP focusing on employment law and work place disputes, litigating and negotiating. In 2008, she joined Thomas Eggar’s employment team advising businesses on their day to day employment issues and helping them to pre-empt disputes.
Kate has mediated with Resolve for 12 years dealing with a wide range of community matters from neighbourhood conflict to family rifts. Kate’s commitment to the mediation process enables parties to claim back control and improve their quality of life as an alternative to ending up in court or losing a home.
In 2016, Kate joined CHR Family Solicitors as a family lawyer, working with high net worth clients on their financial and children arrangements.
Kate’s mediation experience has run in tandem with her legal career. Her belief in mediation as a powerful way of resolving conflict has grown alongside her experience as a mediator.
Jeremy Ellis = Mediator
From the beginning of his career as a litigation lawyer at law firm Withers LLP, Jeremy understood that negotiated settlements achieve the best outcomes for clients and that mediation is a very effective way to short-circuit litigation.
Working for international financial services businesses, Jeremy participated in mediations as the client, experiencing first-hand the anticipation, complexity and pressure on decision makers at mediations.
Over time as clients of Standard Bank or Minerva became involved in litigation, Jeremy helped them prepare for mediation by demystifying the process and helping them prepare to put their best foot forward in the commercial negotiations.
Whilst at Minerva, Jeremy developed an informal mediation practice. Using trusteeship as a platform, he built consensus amongst different groups of beneficiaries. In one significant case, 18 months relationship-building culminated in a mediation in Nairobi chaired by Jeremy. After a long day’s negotiation, a family dispute which had lasted well over a decade was brought to an end.
Jeremy has therefore been PreFixing for much of the recent past.