Bridging and guiding parties through complex disputes

Civil and Commercial Mediation


Mediation is a cost-effective solution to resolve disputes as an alternative to the long and costly battles of litigation.


If you have a dispute with another party and want to avoid the notorious lengthy and costly battles in court then mediation could be the answer.


Bruce Bourne Associates have expert mediators for resolving disagreements and have a wealth of experience and expertise in bringing parties together.


Bruce Bourne, MRICS MCIArb, offers commercial and community mediation with a range of services including, but not limited to, valuations, employment, commercial agreements, probate, inheritance act, noise, neighbourhood, and corporate acquisition.


Bruce Bourne, professional experienced mediator

Mediation meeting

Why Mediation?


If you have a legal dispute with someone else, whether a family dispute, or involving a contract or consumer issue, litigation is best avoided if possible. Going to court can be prohibitively expensive, extremely stressful, and take a long time. Alternatives to going to court are negotiating a settlement – and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.


When the mediation succeeds, and over 80% of them do, then it ends with a legally binding agreement.


When either party or the mediator is disappointed with the process then any of these parties may terminate the mediation at any time. The claimant may then proceed to assert their legal rights through the courts.


Experienced Commercial Mediator


Bruce Bourne has extensive experience mediating hundreds of civil and commercial disputes relating not only to property but also probate, insurance and contract matters.


A proactive mediator with excellent listening and communication skills and a balanced mixture of professionalism and friendliness


He has extensive experience in mediation, disputes and claims handling in various areas including construction, valuations, defects, retail and office premises, employment, commercial agreements, professional indemnity, insurance, and licensed premises.


Bruce Bourne Associates are fully qualified and have been ranked in Chambers & Partners with Bruce receiving the recognition of Leading Individual multiple times.


Bruce is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as a CIArb Accredited Mediator. He has been an elected member of the Civil Mediation Council board and is one of their Registered Mediators.


Download a copy of Bruce’s CV here for more information.



Professional mediator with extensive experience

Excellent communicator at all levels – Throughout his career, Bruce’s friendly, positive and straightforward manner has enabled him to work successfully with a great variety of people, from City investors, QCs and lawyers, through to members of the public.



Expert in complex/multi-party disputes – As an MD, Bruce regularly and successfully negotiated professional indemnity claims between his company, its insurers, surveyors, their insurers and the complainants – the latter were usually Bruce’s ongoing clients, who also involved their solicitors, bringing more complications to these multi-party cases.



In-depth commercial understanding – Bruce’s experience of managing personnel, contracts, budgeting, management of profit and loss accounts, creating/implementing business plans, and knowledge of company and employment law, makes him particularly suited to mediating employment, contractual and commercial disputes.



Flexible fees and location – Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, Bruce can travel throughout England, Scotland and Wales for mediation work, and is happy to negotiate fees on a case-by-case basis.