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Mediation

Why Should I Mediate?

Confidentiality

Unlike court or tribunal proceedings, mediation is entirely confidential; whatever is said in the mediation bubble stays in the mediation bubble.

Cost effective

Mediation is quicker and more cost effective than going to court or tribunal.  Most mediations are completed in a day and can be arranged within a few weeks.

Objectivity

Rather than focusing on the sense of ‘being wronged’, mediation enables parties who are in conflict to step back and think about how they could resolve the dispute.  This can include looking both at their own behaviour and that of other people.

Enduring Solutions

Mediation allows the parties to retain control over the outcome of their dispute and come up with their own practical solutions which will benefit all sides.  Where a relationship is to continue, mediation allows the parties to find solutions which will endure the test of time and ensure that disputes do not reoccur.

Certainty

The vast majority of mediations are resolved quickly and effectively and therefore provide certainty of outcome and closure for the parties.

Re-building Relationships

Mediation allows people and businesses to rebuild relationships as they work together to find a solution.  This is different to court and tribunal proceedings where hostility often remains once a case is over, often destroying any chance of a continuing business relationship.

For further information on our mediation service, please contact us.

Organising a Mediation

We want to make the mediation process as simple as possible for our users. 

Our Guidance Note on Organising a Mediation provides information on the following:

  • Selecting a mediator
  • Choosing a mediation venue
  • The Mediation Agreement

Please contact us if you have any further questions on how to arrange a mediation.

Guidance note

Preparing for a Mediation

Preparation is key to a successful mediation; the better you prepare the more likely you are to reach a settlement.

Our Guidance Note on Preparing for a Mediation provides information on the following:

  • Mediation bundles (paperwork)
  • Written position statements
  • Preparing your opening statement
  • Pre-mediation conversations with the mediator

Please contact us if you have any further questions on what you need to do to prepare for your mediation.

Guidance note

The Mediation Day

We want to ensure that the mediation day goes smoothly and does produce any surprises for you.

Our Guidance Note on The Mediation Day provides information on the following:

  • Arrival and settling in
  • Opening joint session
  • Private (caucus) sessions
  • Concluding the Mediation

Please contact us if you have any further questions on how the mediation day will proceed.

Guidance note