Mediation involves the appointment of an independent mediator whose role is to attempt to assist the parties to reach a mutually acceptable agreement to resolve their dispute. The participants to the Mediation are in control of the outcome.
Unlike a Judge, the Mediator does not decide who is right or wrong; their sole function is to assist the parties in arriving at a solution that is mutually acceptable. Mediation is a voluntary process that can be terminated by the participants at any time. Mediation does not prevent you from pursuing the dispute in any other forum but the information disclosed at a Mediation cannot be relied on outside of the Mediation.
There are many advantages to Mediation as a means of dispute resolution as opposed to litigation and the courts are increasingly recognising the benefits of mediation in certain disputes. The court can order the parties involved in a dispute to attempt mediation and with our legal expertise we are in a position to act as a Mediator in these circumstances where we have not been involved in the dispute.
We are Accredited Mediators and offer an excellent mediation service in vast areas of practice including property, succession, estates, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation, employment, contract and separating couples. While we are legally trained, we are also practical and empathetic. We are experienced at isolating pertinent issues for discussion and seeking practical solutions. We are great believers in thinking outside the box when trying to facilitate a solution.
We have hosted mediation via an online platform where the participants were in various remote locations.
As well as acting as Mediators, we can advise and act on behalf of any participant who wishes or has been directed to engage in mediation.