Terms of business
Terms and privacy
Prior to a mediation, parties attending will be asked to sign a mediation agreement which will be prepared by Holt Mediation in accordance with best practice currently applicable.

Fees
Fees as set out in our fees table plus VAT (Basic Fees) are payable no less than seven (7) days before the mediation. If Basic Fees are not paid by all the parties by that time, Holt Mediation may at its discretion refuse to hold the mediation meeting(s) and cancellation fees will apply (see below). Any further fees (such as for further time spent over the expected time allotted) will be invoiced after the mediation and are payable within 14 days of receipt of an invoice.

Cancellation fees
This provision takes effect once a date or dates for the mediation have been agreed:
If the mediation is cancelled less than 3 working days prior to the date scheduled for the first mediation meeting Holt Mediation remain entitled to Basic Fees.
If the mediation is cancelled less than 7 working days but more than 3 working days prior to the date scheduled for the first mediation meeting Holt Mediation remain entitled to 50% of Basic Fees.
If the mediation is cancelled more than 7 working days prior to the date scheduled for the first mediation meeting Holt Mediation shall be entitled to 75% of Basic Fees.

The parties are jointly and severally liable for cancellation fees.

A party’s solicitors shall be liable to Holt Mediation for any fees not paid by that party. Invoices will be addressed to and payable by the solicitors or other lead advisers (if any) of each party with whom arrangements are made for the mediation. 

All expenses relating to the mediation such as the mediator's travel expenses, venue and catering are charged at cost.

Complaints
Holt Mediation aims to provide a very high standard of service so if you are dissatisfied in any way, please contact Holt Mediation at andrew@holtmediation.co.uk within 7 days of the mediation.  We will provide a response within 21 days and discuss with you what could be done to meet your concerns. With your permission, we may ask another, independent mediator unconnected with Holt Mediation to review your complaint, at our cost. If you do not accept our final response you may appeal to the Civil Mediation Council (CMC) on certain grounds. Details of the CMC's appeal processes can be found here.
Privacy policy
This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:
• name and job title
• contact information including email address
• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping
• We may use the information to improve our products and services.
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies (Google Analytics) to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Legal
Legal information
Holt Mediation is a trading name of Andrew Holt of 45 Braemore Road, Hove BN3 4HA.

Disclaimer
Our website contains only general information and, although we do try to ensure that its content is accurate and up-to-date, all users must seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action. All content, unless otherwise expressly stated, is based upon the laws of England and Wales.

The contents of our website are not to be construed as legal advice and we disclaim any liability in relation to its use.

Copyright
The content and design of this website and its pages are subject to copyright owned by Andrew Holt trading as Holt Mediation or used under licence from third party copyright owners. Pages may be reproduced for your personal use but no part of this website may be reproduced for any other purpose.

If you do make copies for yourself or others, the content of the published material and the copyright notices must remain intact and your communication of the content must not be misleading or inaccurate.

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