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Why Mediate?

What is Mediation?

  • It is a mechanism to resolve disputes, using an impartial third party.

  • It has an interest-based focus, helping the parties to understand the reasons for the positions taken.

  • It builds trust, helping parties to understand the other person’s perspective.

  • It is confidential and the comments made cannot be used against you in Court.

  • It is non-adversarial, and can help to maintain (or create) a good working relationship.

  • It gives you control of the outcome.

  • It can save time, because you talk to each other directly.

  • It can save money, because you share the cost of a mediator rather than each paying a lawyer, plus court fees.

  • It can build greater conflict management skills for the participants.

  • It leads to solutions that all parties have an investment in.

 

What should a mediator provide?

  • A neutral environment where everyone will be heard.

  • Enough structure to ensure safe and respectful communication.

  • Assistance in coming up with options and solutions.

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