Mark Crane BSc(Hons) MSc DipAdj FCIArb
Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator

Mark is a mature, pragmatic and capable professional with over 30 years business experience.

Mark’s career has taken him across a varied and wide range of industry sectors.

On route he has gained solid ADR experience that extends across various markets dealing with a wide range of issues and disputes on projects and contracts ranging from a few hundred pounds up to and including £830m.

When not acting as a mediator or construction adjudicator, Mark’s day-to-day activity involves the negotiation and settlement of contentious issues before the need for formal dispute resolution proceedings and / or litigation.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a flexible, speedy and cost effective way to resolve a dispute.

It is a confidential process that enables both parties to explain and then discuss what their needs and concerns are to each other in the presence of an independent third party – the mediator – so that they can reach an agreement between themselves.

The individuals concerned have greater control of the outcome in resolving their disagreement than if they went to court.

Mediation empowers parties to control the length of the process, the issues they would like to discuss, and the outcome. Mediation can also be less stressful, particularly for any children involved, and in the long run, can be cheaper than going to court.

The recognised types of mediation include:

  • Family Mediation
  • Business Mediation
  • Commercial & Civil Mediation
  • Workplace Mediation

The role of the mediator is to help parties explore their options to reach a solution to their problem by facilitating an outcome that both parties are happy to accept.

Mediators do not take sides, they do not make judgements, they do not provide advice or guidance. The mediators are simply responsible for developing effective communications and building consensus between the parties. The focus of a mediation meeting is to reach a settlement that is agreeable to both parties in any dispute.

Mediation is a voluntary process and will only take place if both parties agree.

It is a confidential process where the terms of discussion are not disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing.

If parties are unable to reach agreement, they can still go to court. Details about what went on at the mediation will not be disclosed or used at a court hearing.

Both parties share the cost of mediation, the cost of which will depend on the value and complexity of the claim.


Specialising in...

  • IT Contracts
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Marine
  • Rail and associated Infrastructure
  • Defective Works
  • Facilities Managment
  • Service Contracts
  • Framework Agreements
  • Property Leases
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Boundary and Party Wall Disputes
  • Easements and Right of Way
  • Professional Negligence
  • Unpaid Invoices
  • Transport and Logisitics

Core Skills and Style

  • Thorough Preparation
  • User Friendly
  • Manages High Conflict
  • Commercially Astute
  • Empathetic Approach to Needs/Motives
  • Focus on Real Issues
  • Proactive on Options
  • Facilitates Solutions


“…Mark’s ability to grasp the underlying issues very quickly was a real benefit to achieving rapid settlement…”

“…Marks relaxed style immediately put the participant’s at ease…”

“…His no nonsense, straight forward approach was like a breath of fresh air…”

Contact Us...

Do you want Mark to Mediate your Dispute?

The Observatory
East Riding of Yorkshire
DN14 7HD

Telephone - 01430 451500
Mobile - 07597 576796



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