Mediation involves an independent third party – a mediator – who helps both sides to reach an agreement to resolve your dispute.
Over 80% of mediated disputes settle on the day or shortly afterwards
Participation in mediation is voluntary and the process is private and confidential. Mediators do not make judgements and will not direct you towards a particular outcome or express a personal opinion.
You are directly involved in negotiating your own agreement and no settlement can be imposed upon you.
Most mediations are resolved within one day meaning that the process is significantly quicker and cheaper than Court proceedings. Mediators are able to explore creative solutions with the parties that a Court could not order. It is also a much less stressful process than Court proceedings and can help preserve relationships whether business or personal.