Written evidence submitted by Peter Causton, Solicitor and Mediator, ProMediate (UK) Limited (ENT 02)

Enterprise Bill

Regarding the small business commissioner I am a mediator and certified ADR provider and registered board member of the Civil Mediation Council.

Can I suggest that the SBC refers disputes out to independent mediators who have already been certified by a competent authority under the ADR Directive who deal with business disputes. This would save cost and ensure quality standards. The MOJ list of mediators is not fit for purpose.

Can I suggest that the SBC office is north shored to Manchester to save cost?

February 2016


Prepared 10th February 2016