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Commercial Mediation on 0780 288 8418

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Email: contact@berkeleysquaremediation.com

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process of change…

Mediation is:

  • A process – In which a neutral person with professional skills brings together disputing parties in order that they may work together to find solutions to their issues. 
  • Consensual not adversarial – It's voluntary and in the process parties gain comprehension of how the necessary change may be created.
  • Private and confidential – Parties can talk without fear of come-back and can explore ways forward. Nothing said on the day can be used against anyone or repeated outside of the mediation.
  • Impartial, neutral and independent –  The mediator works equally for both parties, not being controlled by anyone and having no interest in the outcome.
  • Focused on the future – Reviewing what has happened is done only in order to move forward to enable parties to create something better.
  • Focused on needs – Rather than on deciding the answers to legal questions; Needs over rights; What parties want out of the situation rather than a court view
  • Fast and effective –  Statistics show that the majority of mediations settle on the day or shortly after.
  • Flexible process – The mediator manages the process by adapting it to the needs of the parties.
  • Creative solutions – Parties can create outcomes that a court cannot order and the process can produce surprising possibilities.
  • Non-binding until settlement – A Settlement Agreement is only binding when both parties sign. The outcome is never imposed.

Mediation 

  • Can take place before Legal proceedings have been issued or at any point in the process once legal proceedings have commenced
  • May well be quicker, cheaper and less stressful than letting a judge decide in court 
  • Mediators do not give legal advice, it works better if parties have good legal advice as to their legal position and lawyers who support them in mediation
  • Can preserve relationships either business or personal
  • Can be rewarding for parties – Understanding the nature of the dispute can allow parties to resolve underlying issuesd and move forward to find resolution

To find out more please  call on 0773 098 2140 or 0798 427 2767 or email contact@berkeleysquaremediation.com