Ryde Mediation Services, helping to settle your disputes quickly and inexpensively

Ryde Mediation Services

John is a solicitor based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight and specialises in dispute resolution, employment and landlord and tenant disputes. He is also an accredited mediator and has recently obtained a Master of Laws degree in Dispute Resolution for which he received a commendation.

John can give a unique perspective to a situation having come to the law later in life with experiences in other fields most notably construction. He brings this common sense, professional and affable approach to the legal field.

He believes that mediation is more suitable to the Island than it might be to other counties given the closeness of the community. We do not want to fall out with individuals or companies that we are doing business with or may wish to do business with in the future. In such cases going to court always damages relationships, possibly irreparably. Mediation is ideal as it can bring a rapid less costly conclusion to disputes and in many cases it can actually improve communications and relationships between the parties.


"Discourage litigation. Persuade neighbours to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often the real loser – in fees, expenses, and a waste of time."

Abraham Lincoln
Notes for a law lecture, July 1, 1850