Welcome to HPC Mediation


HPC Mediation provides confidential, cost-effective and timely mediation services for civil and commercial disputes.

COVID-19 ALERT: Hearings ordinarily conducted in person may be held remotely via online video. With the extensive travel limitations and Court hearing delays caused by COVID-19, mediation represents the quickest, least expensive and most efficient way to resolve a dispute satisfactorily – allowing those involved to put it behind them and move forward. 


Why Are People Talking About Mediation Instead of Going To Court?

Unlike litigation, mediation is focused on resolution – finding a workable solution or compromise that everyone can live with. It is easy to schedule and easy to participate in. Solutions are most typically found within a day of everyone participating.

Why Now?

With the Courts likely to be over-burdened with cases following the COVID-19 Pandemic, mediation represents a sensible path to dispute resolution for many individuals and organizations who simply want to find a way forward.

How Does Mediation Work?

Most typically, mediation is comprised of participants coming together at a mutually agreed venue. A Mediator will speak with the participants in a mixture of open and closed sessions (where closed sessions are in confidence). In the course of open and closed sessions, very typically, a Mediator is able to help facilitate a solution, which the participants can embrace.

What about COVID-19? Can mediation be done online?

Especially in light of COVID-19 travel and social distancing restrictions, mediation can be offered via video using common video platforms that everyone can access, such as Zoom. In other words, disputes can be resolved without anyone having to leave their home.

What Does It Cost?

HPC Mediation offers simple fixed fee pricing and also bespoke package options in more complex cases – bringing this service well within reach for everyone.

Is Mediation Mandatory?

In some (though not yet all) dispute settings including some Court hearings, mediation is required. This reflects the great benefits in both time and costs of finding a satisfactory, working solution to a dispute versus months or years of expensive Court proceedings.

Do You Carry Insurance?

Yes. David holds $1 million in professional liability insurance, which may be increased on a matter-to-matter basis – based on the facts of the situation under consideration.

Is Mediation Confidential?

Mediation is conducted confidentially and “without prejudice”. In the event that resolution is not found, the discussions and negotiations held within the mediation remain confidential and cannot be referenced in any Court proceedings.

How Can I Proceed?

We highly recommend reaching out to the other individual(s) or business(es) in the dispute to suggest mediation and to help ensure both agree to resolving the dispute this way.

Who Are We?

David Kinnear is both a Barrister and Accredited Mediator. With more than 20 years of international business and legal experience, he brings a calm communications style and a firm hand on the helm to the timely resolution of disputes.

Member: Bar of England & Wales, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, The Society of Mediators, The Civil Mediation Council, and the Mediator Network.

We’re Here To Help.

If you are struggling with a dispute, contact HPC Mediation by email today or call the number closest to you:

London: +44 (07547) 128191

New York: +1 (917) 886 3222

Take the first step towards finding closure.


To a more resolved future,

David Kinnear
CEO, HPC Mediation
Barrister & Accredited Mediator
London & New York

Helpful Information

A copy of our Complaints Procedure is available upon request.

Registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in accordance with the GDPR / Data Protection Act 2018.

Should you wish to retain David Kinnear via the Clerksroom Mediation Scheme, further information may be found here.

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