What is mediation?

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), in which an impartial mediator assists parties in dispute to negotiate their own settlement. A successful mediation resolves your dispute early, bringing an end to the inevitable stress, time and expense of being involved in a dispute.

The costs and time involved in a mediation are a fraction of what they would be if the matter were to be resolved in Court or by Tribunal.

There are no risks to mediation. You can withdraw at any time without having a settlement imposed upon you. You need only reveal the information that you want to and as an entirely private process it avoids unwelcome publicity. Every mediation is unique so no precedent is set for similar disputes in the future.

Even in the few cases where mediation fails to result in a comprehensive solution on the day, it provides insights and understanding which may encourage and support continued negotiation leading to an eventual settlement.

Are you ready for mediation?

When you can’t find a settlement even though there is sufficient information to assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case – you’re ready for mediation.

Mediation can take place either before court proceedings are begun or at any time during the course of the proceedings, sometimes just weeks or days before the trial.

Read the process of mediation

Check the draft Mediation Agreement

Find out how mediation can help you

Stella Parker is an experienced lawyer who mediates civil and commercial disputes with a combination of practical business sense, knowledge of the law and procedure and empathy towards the parties.  She works nationwide.more

Contact Stella Parker on 01223 890671 / 07967 486236 or via the enquiry form opposite to find out if mediation could work for your dispute.