What is Mediation
We help parties sort out disputes by mediation, which might be thought of as a managed negotiation meeting. One of out mediators will act as an independent neutral. A typical mediation meeting will involve:
- A joint opening meeting
Each party has the oppurtunity to have its say and explain their view of the case.
- Private and confidential meetings
The mediator meets with each side in their privare rooms a number of times, working with them to find a solution that each side can agree to.
- Further joint meetings
Sometimes there will be more joint meetings if the mediator thinks they will be useful.
- Settlement agreement
If an agreement is reached it is written up (usually by the lawyers) and signed to create a binding settlement.
One of our mediators can help you resolve lower value disputes by acting as independente neutral to amange negotiations by telephone:
The mediator will speak to each side privately by telephone gathering information about the dispute.
The mediator will work with the parties to help them uncover their own solution to the dispute and will deliver offers made by the parties.
If the agreement is reached it will be written up (usually ny the lawyers) and signed by each side to create a binding settlement.