✔ You avoid paying any court fees.
✔ You avoid going to court - which will be more complicated than ADR.
✔ You still receive your compensation.
✔ A trained mediator is appointed to try to facilitate a settlement of your dispute.
✔ The mediator is neutral and doesn’t represent either side.
✔ The mediator manages the process - often a series of meetings between the parties spread over one day.
✔ Mediation is successful 75% of the time, saving time, money and stress.
✔ It is always your choice as to whether or not to settle.
Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Judges now generally expect you to have considered the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution before you start court action. Mediation is a recognised and well-tested form of ADR. It is usually cheaper, quicker and less formal than going to court.
Mediation is a completely voluntary and confidential form of alternative dispute resolution. I can provide a thorough legal analysis of a dispute to both sides and advise on the merits and deficiencies in both sides case. This can save you time, money and the stress of attending Court.
I provide an independent, impartial service to help you reach a solution that's acceptable to both sides. I can talk to both sides separately or together.
Mediators do not make judgments or decide the outcome of the dispute. If you wish me to mediate a dispute for you, my primary role will be to independently:
Uncover the underlying problems
Assist the parties in understanding the issues
Help the parties to clarify the options for resolving their difference or dispute.