Mediation is an effective, confidential process for providing clarity, explaining individuals’ rights and resolving conflict without initiating formal legal proceedings. It provides a platform for parties to explain their issues with support from an impartial advisor who can manage and guide the discussion.
Who is it for?
Parties who are unclear about their options or how to progress with their situation. Mediation provides structure and understanding in emotive or difficult cases where communication between parties has become unproductive or broken down completely.
What will it do?
The principles of mediation are to listen to the issues and provide unbiased, constructive advice. A mediator will explain the options and provide guidance on how the parties can move towards resolving the issues.
What are the benefits?
Mediation will not be as costly as using a solicitor. All areas of the law are covered and it enables parties to air their views in a more relaxed, constructive environment with the aim of agreement or a positive outcome at the end.