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Mediation Service Offered by Balfours

Shropshire and Mid-Wales have gained a new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Accredited Mediator.

Balfours’ Partner, Richard Jones-Perrot BSc MRICS, has recently trained and qualified as a RICS mediator, drawing on his 23 years’ experience as a land agent working with clients in Shropshire Wales and Devon.

Richard explains: “In my field of estate, land and farm management, on occasions disputes are unfortunately inevitable. Frequently business and family are intermingled adding untold stress to protracted disputes which could potentially be very expensive.

“I see mediation as an important tool in preventing such matters from escalating to arbitration or to the court, where decisions are imposed. The mediation process is voluntary and flexible, allowing all involved to retain ownership and control costs.”

He continues: “The purpose of mediation is to clarify and prioritise issues, crystallise needs and assist parties in searching for solutions.  Once both parties agree to mediation it is my job to guide and manage controlled negotiations and to help the parties reach a consensual outcome that is acceptable to them.”

With expertise in long term strategic planning, succession planning, rural asset management and development, the mediator is a neutral third party who can bring new energy to stalled negotiations, exploring how parties can move from entrenched positions, by identifying the real issues, concerns and needs. If these situations resonate with your land related business or family, call Richard on 01743 239210 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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