Civil Mediation for businesses in Poole and Dorset

The courts actively encourage parties in litigation disputes to consider alternative means of settling cases without going through the expense and uncertainty of court proceedings. Rod Dutton, our Head of Litigation at Jacobs & Reeves Solicitors, is an Accredited Civil Mediator and will help to resolve a dispute through dialogue between both parties.

Rod has helped assist in many cases through mediation at a fraction of the cost and time of pursuing a dispute through litigation. As well as these benefits, civil mediation can also be less stressful and provides a more flexible alternative to going through the courts.

Running alongside our other legal services, civil mediation helps ensure our clients get the best possible outcome from their dispute allowing them to move on with their lives.


Rod Dutton, Jacobs & ReevesRod Dutton, Jacobs & Reeves SolicitorsAs a solicitor Rod has a wide range of civil litigation experience to include commercial and property disputes, but with particular specialisation in personal injury, professional negligence and employment disputes. Rod spent many years acting for several Trade Unions and has experience of a wide range of collective as well as individual employment litigation, including equalities and discrimination claims.

Rod is empathetic, unstuffy and committed to plain English both as a solicitor and as a mediator. He works particularly well with those involved in stressful and acrimonious disputes. Rod's approach is pragmatic and grounded.

Work Undertaken

  • Personal injury, including fatal and catastrophic injury cases.
  • Individual and collective employment disputes
  • Discrimination & Equal Pay
  • Trade Unions
  • Breach of contract
  • Probate & Inheritance Disputes
  • Partnership
  • Professional negligence
  • Property, to include boundary and land development disputes

Career interests

Rod is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is the Complaints Officer and HR advisor at Jacobs & Reeves, as well as Head of Litigation. He is a Consultant to Jacobs & Reeves having previously been a Partner and was a Partner for many years at his former practice, O H Parsons & Partners, specialist personal injury and Trade Union solicitors in London.

Contact Details

Making contact with Rod is straight forward:-
E-mail –
Telephone: 01202 661544
Fax: 01202 679509

Jacobs & Reeves have mediation facilities at their Poole offices. However, Rod is very happy to arrange a more local or convenient venue to suit.