What about the cost?
The cost of mediation will vary depending on the complexity of the case. You will be given an idea of the cost when you decide that mediation might be an option. The parties often share the cost equally but this is for you to decide.
The overall costs of settling all outstanding issues is often less than each party retaining their own Solicitors and dealing with the dispute in the more traditional way.
There is also the advantage that more flexible agreements are reached than would otherwise have been possible and over a shorter time.