Mediation

Mediation is a simple process, which smooths out complex, and often protracted, conflicts.

Mediation is known to be 4x quicker and 5x cheaper than using Lawyers (NFM) and keeps costs absolutely in your control.

Family Mediation is now expected by the Courts; in other words, you typically can’t take a family matter to be dealt with by the Court unless you have tried Mediation. That’s because it operates outside of formal conflict resolution processes such as: the Courts, tribunals, and HR grievance processes, and is known to be much more effective than using lawyers to negotiate.

Contact our team of Family Mediators on 01534 730234

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Mediation Overview

Mediation is often a shorter, more satisfying and cost-effective process than these formal procedures. Typically, the process involves:

  • Independent mediator meets with all parties individually to hear their story
  • A mediation session, or sessions, is agreed
  • The mediation session occurs with all participants and the mediator present
  • A settlement agreement is drafted in the mediation session
  • Participants are bound by the agreement, by mutual consent

The mediation process is confidential and without prejudice, meaning that no part of it can be used later in any other proceeding. Mediation is voluntary and the parties can walk away from it at any time. Only when a settlement is reached may the parties be bound by that agreement.

Mediation works in all contexts; from families to multi-million-pound construction disputes, as it addresses how people can work together, rather than trying to decide who’s right and who’s wrong.

We use Mediation processes in line with the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) approach and believe everyone can succeed, by working together.

Areas in which we are practiced at mediating are:

  • Workplace conflicts
  • Commercial disputes
  • Family mediations

Our lead mediators are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and accredited by the Professional Mediators’ Association (PMA) for all types of mediation.

If you are facing a conflict that you think could use mediation, call us.

Our initial conversation is free, and we can talk through your options and help you find a way to progress your situation.