The mediation process
The Mediation process encourages parties to resolve any disputes without the involvement of courts and costly legal fees. The process is led by an independent, impartial party known as the Mediator.
The purpose of mediation is to have parties openly and honestly discuss their concerns and to identify options and reach agreements about the future. The Mediator does not provide legal advice, they are there to ensure that the communication is respectful and productive. Where appropriate the Mediator may provide information to the parties about the alternatives to mediation.
Mediation can take anywhere between one hour to several days. It will depend on the dispute and the number of people involved. Most of our mediations are completed within three to four hours.
During Mediation the parties to the dispute choose what information they share and what they will agree to. The mediator will not compel you to share any information or make any decisions that will affect your future.
The mediation process is entirely voluntary and relies on the goodwill of parties. If after a mediation no agreement is reached, then one or both parties may proceed to legal action.
You can also choose to book in multiple mediations to ensure that you have the best chance of a negotiated outcome.
The health and safety of our mediators and participants is paramount. We will not book in mediations if we consider that they are physically or psychologically unsafe.
Our mediation expertise is supported
by professional industry bodies
and standards, allowing us to provide best practice in our service and training.
Are you looking for professional mediation services? Book an appointment with us.