Why Mediate

Advantages of Mediation

Mediation is proven to be better than litigation because:

  1. its informal and can provide a flexible solution;
  2. its quicker - usually less than 1 day;
  3. its less stressful - no formal Court hearing; 
  4. its significantly cheaper than going to court - usually less than £1,000; and
  5. parties are directly involved and can retain control of the settlement.

Mediations are absolutely confidential and 'without prejudice'. The information discussed within them cannot be used in Court or in any other legal action issued at a later date;

National statistics show that approximately 70-80% of disputes taken to Mediation are successful;

Once a settlement has been reached and a mediation agreement is drawn up, parties tend to keep to their agreements because they have been directly involved in the settlement themselves.

Even if the mediation is unsuccessful the process will have helped to clarify and narrow the issues in dispute.

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What if it fails?

Even in 'failure' cases the momentum built up at Mediation stage often leads to a quicker solution at litigation and therefore keep the overall costs down.

Dispute Mediation

Mediation is a practical yet sophisticated process designed to address the real issues and obstacles behind conflict in reaching a commercially viable solution.

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