Mediation – What is it?26th August 2021
Mediation is a process in which an impartial third party helps two parties resolve their dispute. Mediation can be used to settle disputes between individuals, families, and even cases involving injury or property damage. Mediators are trained professionals who help you work out the details of your case and may mean it will be resolved faster and cheaper than through the court system. Mediation is often preferred by people because they feel they have more control over their own decisions when it comes to settling disputes with someone else.
Mediators do not take sides in the dispute but instead help each party understand the other point of view as well as their own position. They may also suggest possible ways for achieving win-win solutions. Mediation is not appropriate in all cases, especially if there are serious safety concerns,
The benefits of choosing a mediator instead of court can include:
– Faster resolution of the dispute
– Mediation may be less expensive than going to court
– Mediators are often more flexible in setting dates and times for arbitration
– Parties have a greater sense of control over what happens at mediation than they would with courts. The mediator will not decide or impose a solution, but rather help you explore options together.
– Mediators are able to provide a more personalised service and may focus on what is most important to the parties involved. The mediator does not have as many deadlines, restrictions or rules that they need to follow like in court cases.
The disadvantages of choosing mediation include:
– Mediation might be less formal than if you went to court
– Mediation might not be appropriate in cases of serious safety concerns
– Mediation may not lead to the same legal protections or benefits as a settlement reached through a formal trial.
Mediation is a process for resolving disputes without going to court. People who choose to mediate their dispute often do so because they want a more amicable, less formal way of solving the problem and are willing to compromise on some issues in order to reach an agreement. There are advantages and disadvantages when choosing mediation over litigation; however, it’s important that you understand both before making your decision. We strongly believe that participating in mediation results in a better outcome than court proceedings and is likely to be cheaper, a great deal quicker and less stressful than litigation.