MEDIATION SERVICES

In Brief

 

✔  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)

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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.