Why choose Mediation?
The cost of mediation, both in terms of time and money, is significantly less than the costs associated with going to court and other methods of alternative dispute resolution. Unlike taking a dispute to a court of law, mediation is informal in that parties are free to speak their minds and the negotiations are entirely within their control.
Below are the reasons why choosing mediation is beneficial for everyone involved.
Efficient & Confidential
When individuals or businesses take legal action, they often regret going to trial because of the cost, time, and publicity. Mediation offers a swift and private alternative. The process is confidential, protecting all concerned from negative publicity that destroys brand reputation. It allows the two parties to talk in a private and safe environment. This environment is also conducive to both parties being able to speak freely about their own position and how they hope to settle.
Writing off staff, customers, partners, or suppliers can be the costliest part of a dispute. Mediation can keep these investments intact and strengthen relationships. Even in more complex cases where the parties don’t communicate well or there is an imbalance of power mediation can help resolve the issue outside of the courtroom. Mediation doesn’t even have to happen in the same room; with our option of video conferencing, parties can resolve their dispute remotely.
Possible at any Time
Early intervention is helpful, but it is not essential. Taking a dispute to court may exacerbate the conflict leading to unforeseen issues between the parties. Our experienced mediators can assist in diffusing complex and high-value disputes - even if legal proceedings have commenced. Alternative dispute resolution services, such as mediation, offer a fast and cost-effective alternative that can repair relationships damaged by court proceedings and allow projects to resume at any point.
Parties Retain Control
Mediation is impartial and facilitates constructive, polite, and kind communication. Parties make decisions between themselves and reach sustainable agreements. Unlike litigation, both parties have the opportunity to have their voices heard and their needs/requirements for resolving the conflict met. The parties retain control throughout the process, with the mediator acting only as a facilitator in order to guide them in constructive conversations and a settlement that suits both parties.