Mediation enables you to decide the terms of any settlement
Mediation is a great choice if you want to determine the settlement terms of your dispute and are seeking a quick and cost effective means to do so.
Judges actively encourage alternative means of dispute resolution rather than resorting to the litigation.
Mediation involves a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitating the communication process between parties in dispute and helping them to resolve their differences and reach an agreement.
The mediator does not take sides and instead supports and assists the parties negotiate and come to a resolution through a series of meetings.
The process is flexible and the meetings may be held jointly with all parties present, separately and in private or a combination of both.
The mediation process is voluntary and confidential. Whilst most mediations are successful in resolving the dispute, confidentiality means that anything discussed during a mediation cannot be used in court. The process is therefore “without prejudice”.
The costs of mediation are shared equally between the parties and will most likely be significantly less than were the case to go to court.
If you want to decide how your case settles, keep legal costs down and resolve the dispute as soon as possible, mediation is an excellent option for you.