"I was very impressed with Alistair's approach. He pushed the parties to push themselves and undoubtedly there would have been no settlement without his input."
Partner representing party to multi-party construction mediation
"The mediator was deceptively laid back and hid a bite that concentrated minds and settled a difficult and complex case."
Partner representing parties to a partnership / trust dispute mediation
"I have used Alistair Pye as mediator in 4 recent mediations and I have been more than happy with his approach and method. He is careful in his preparation and arrives having assimilated all the facts. He has a relaxed but businesslike style putting the parties at their ease. He is proactive in his approach, not being afraid to spell out the consequences of not settling and the advantages of coming to an agreement. And finally he is willing, when required, to take a tough line with parties (and their representatives) who fail to take a constructive approach to the mediation process. The result has been a high success rate in terms of settlement and I certainly plan to use Alistair's services again in the future."
Partner acting for parties to various commercial disputes
"This was our first experience of mediation and we were initially apprehensive. However Alistair was excellent and guided us through the process to a successful conclusion."
Managing Director of party to mediation of a construction dispute
“Alistair was excellent throughout the mediation, from the pre-mediation communication to the conduct of the day's negotiations.”
Solicitor representing party to mediation of a boundary dispute
“The property dispute was a long running one in which we had failed to find any way through the issues and a mediated settlement appeared hard to achieve...I have no hesitation in recommending Alistair Pye.”
Solicitor representing party to mediation of a difficult property dispute
“Thank you for your stalwart efforts yesterday.”
In-house counsel and company secretary of PLC involved in very large commercial dispute
“I write to thank you for facilitating the successful settlement of this matter. Both myself and my clients were very pleased that this dispute was capable of conclusion without litigation.”
Solicitor representing party to mediation of a property dispute
“Alistair Pye was excellent.”
Solicitor representing party to mediation of a construction dispute
“It was a pleasure working with you again and I have absolutely no doubt that if it were not for your determination the parties would’ve walked. I have already provided the chambers I use with your details and I will certainly appoint you in the future.”
Partner representing party to mediation of complex land dispute
“Alistair’s efforts were instrumental in achieving a settlement.”
Partner representing party to mediation of a contract dispute
“Alistair Pye was excellent. Ten out of ten on all points.”
Solicitor representing party in mediation of a construction dispute
"Just a quick note to say thank you for today's mediation. It was very helpful to get to the negotiation stage so quickly. If only all mediations were that straightforward."
Partner representing party to mediation of commercial dispute
"Alistair is a very experienced and eminently practical mediator who can see straight to the heart of the matter. He is enthusiastic and genuinely interested in the dispute and will see a way forward when others can only see a dead end. His incisive questions ensure that the mediation does not stagnate. Alistair is very calm and focused even when all else is chaos and is very responsive to new situations. He is a rock of stability when emotions are running high."
A mediation observer