What happens in mediation?
Mediation can take place in a variety of locations. Usually mediation is conducted in private roooms with the mediator working with each party to identify and understand the issues before exploring settlement options.
Mediation is different to negotiation as each party can be open and honest about their strengths and weaknesses. The mediator, thanks to their independence and impartiality, will be able to identify where possible solutions may lie and begin to resolve the issues.
Mediation is confidential and in the event that the dispute cannot be resolved it is likely that the disputed issues will have been clarified and narrowed down.
Neither party is forced into agreeing anything they don’t want to, and the agreement is completely at the control of the parties. However once an agreement is reached the terms of the agreement is recorded in a signed ‘settlement agreement’. This agreement is then enforceable in court should either party renege on their commitments.
We offer mediation for the following disputes:
- Landlord and Tenant
- Leasing and Supply Contracts
- Lender Liability
- Neighbour, Nuisance and Boundary Disputes
- Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
- Probate/Contested Wills
- Professional Indemnity
- Property and Real Estate.
Mediation is a private matter. The discussions that take place during the mediation will remain confidential unless agreed otherwise.
Any information that you give to the Mediators will remain confidential unless agreed otherwise. The terms of the agreement once recorded and signed are enforceable in court.