Running a business with others is much like marriage. In fact many will say they spend more time with their business partners than with their spouses.
Within that time they will share joy and heartache as fortunes rise and fall and, just like in marriage, the relationship can turn sour as problems develop and differences set root.
Mediation is the name given to a broad range of processes for assisting in the resolution of disputes without the delay, cost, anxiety and risks associated with asking a judge sitting in a court to determine the matter.
Importantly the mediator can often help the parties reach a creative solution that no judge has the power to impose.
Disputes between shareholders usually persist because one or other, or more often both, of the parties do not fully and totally understand all of the rules of corporate governance, the rights and duties of each person, the options each has and, importantly, the damage each can individually suffer in the absence of reaching a fair and sensible agreement.
"Graham helped resolve a complex and acrimonious company dispute which otherwise might have led to a costly court case. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others."
Jonathan - Bristol
"I cannot recommend Graham's services highly enough. His calm, thoughtful, knowledgeable professionalism managed against all the odds to bring a successful mediated resolution to our protracted and bitter shareholder dispute."
Paul - Pembrokeshire
"The service, guidance and support received from Graham throughout my company exit negotiations was second to none and I was very satisfied with the final outcome. I would recommend Graham to anyone with a boardroom dispute.”
Bob - Essex
"We found ourselves in a particularly difficult position with plans for expansion being stymied by a Shareholder and Director who had become completely distant from all aspects of the business. Graham Ross guided us through a strategy and was pivotal in our boardroom during a long day of negotiating. All parties ended up shaking hands on a deal which left us all happy and we are now forging ahead with our expansion. If it weren't for Graham we would almost certainly have ended up in court and fighting a bitter battle."
Jeremy - London
"I have had the pleasure of using Graham's services on a number of times, and have always had a solution that probably would not have happened had the problems gone legal. I have always found Graham to be efficient, conscientious and extremely thorough exploring avenues you wouldn’t even think about,. I would recommend him to anybody."
Michael - Burnley
"Boardroom Resolve" is a trading name of The Mediation Room Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales under registration number 10236186 and whose Registered Office is situated at New House, 67/68 Hatton Garden, London, United Kingdom, EC1N 8JY
Graham Ross is a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator"