Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to Court. It involves using an independent third party, a mediator, who helps both sides to come to an agreement.
Mediation is considered to be a flexible process that could be used to settle disputes in a whole range of subject matters including:
- Consumer disputes
- Contract disputes
- Property disputes
- Commercial disputes
Mediation is popular because it enables the parties to effectively have their say and arrive at an acceptable compromise for the benefit of the parties. This may well assist in continuing business relationships in certain circumstances.
Mediation is a voluntary process and can only take place if both parties agree. It is also a confidential method of resolving a dispute and the information disclosed at the mediation remains private and confidential and will not be disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing.
The obvious benefit of mediation is that it can be quicker, less stressful and certainly much cheaper than going to Court.
There are many organisations that carry out mediations and supply mediators. We are familiar with those organisations and have many years of experience of conducting mediations.
John Kenneally - Partner