The structure of the mediation process will depend on the type of dispute at hand. However, the aims and methods used in the mediation process are often similar. At Van Eaton civil litigation solicitors in London, we offer specialist civil litigation services and negotiate settlements in a wide range of areas, including commercial property and family law. Our principal solicitor, Jo Walia, provides a uniquely personal legal service to all clients. But before we get started what can you expect from the mediation process?
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a confidential process that is implemented to settle a dispute between two or more parties. The process involves appointing a mediator, whose role is to act as an impartial third party, to help the parties in dispute discuss their issues. The mediation process aims to negotiate and come to a mutual agreement on a solution. Mediation can be carried out before legal action is taken or while legal action is ongoing.
What Disputes are Suitable for the Mediation Process?
The mediation process can be used to resolve several disputes, including:
Wills and probate disputes
Breach of contract
Do You have to be in the same room?
During the mediation process, your mediator can help you to solve your disagreements without being in direct contact with the other parties involved. This means that you can reach an agreement without being in the same space or room as the other party.
Does the Mediator Decide what Happens?
The mediator of your case cannot provide you with advice. However, they will help you to consider different options to resolve your dispute. The mediator’s role is to facilitate a conversation between you and the other party involved. They can assist you in managing emotions and helping you to get your points across calmly and clearly. The mediator aims to support you when you find the mediation process stressful.
Do You Need Help with the Mediation Process?
At Van Eaton Solicitors, we offer an initial consultation to assess your case. Our experts are experienced in handling disputes, meaning we can advise you on the strength of your case immediately. If our experts believe that the mediation process is appropriate, we will then examine every detail of your cause before making contact with the other parties involved. We provide straightforward advice on dispute resolution. You can contact us on 020 8769 6739 or online. We will respond to your enquiry straightaway.