Civil and Commercial Mediation in Exeter, Devon, South West.

I’m Jon Curtis, a Registered and Qualified Mediator working in Alternative Dispute Resolution: Civil, Commercial and Community Mediation, in the UK.


Are you looking for…

Fair treatment?
The opportunity for justice?
Maintaining privacy?
Preventing harsh judgments?
The freedom of choice?
A quick and long lasting resolution?

Mediation can help you achieve these things.


Recent mediations include civil, commercial and community disputes; an issue of noise between neighbours, a disagreement between neighbours about property, several boundary disputes, communal space disputes and a disagreement about the protection of wildlife.

I work in Exeter, Devon, the South West (including Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and further afield).

Using mediation is a process that can help you to achieve a quick, positive and good value resolution that maintains your control and avoids harsh judgements.


What can you expect?

A mediator is an independent and neutral person who does not make judgements, but who enables a process to help find resolution in a positive and straightforward way, without spiralling costs.

If you have legal representation, your solicitor or lawyer will (with your agreement) approve mediation as a step you want to take. They can explain to you how the process works, but can also arrange a call with me to talk you through what will happen.

If you don’t have legal representation, and you choose to engage a mediator, you and all other participant groups can expect an initial phone call explaining how the process works and what mediation will look like for you. Once agreed, we will find a suitable time, and you will gather in a neutral space (in person, online or via a telephone call), where the mediator controls the conversation.

The mediator selects the most suitable process to give your dispute the best chance of being resolved. You will always be asked about what you want to do, and how you want to do it.

Confidentiality is very important in mediation, and the mediator remains impartial throughout the process.

I achieved Registered Mediator status in 2024, having graduated from Associate Mediator status. I trained with the London School of Mediation, and have a PhD from the University of Exeter. I’ve got over 20 years of experience working to problem solve and help others find solutions. This led me to the field of mediation. My other experience include policy, shared resources, development of organisations and consultancy around learning and development. I also have significant experience working with educational establishments, charities, churches, other faith organisations, further and higher education, and the live music industry.

Mediation can take place in a number of different ways. This can include an in-person meeting, within an online space with platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, via telephone conference, and across a number of rooms within a building. I can either recommend locations or fit in with the wishes of participants. Travel is possible, and I can work at short notice.

Please do get in touch