Seeking legal resolve can bring weeks, months, and even years of legal proceedings. This can be quite costly and can lead to tensions being worsened through trips to court. When it comes to civil litigation, dispute resolution will always be recommended to avoid court. Mediation is a popular form of alternative dispute resolution and can help you reach an agreement with the opposing party that satisfies you both without having to attend court proceedings. There are dispute resolution solicitors and mediators out there who can help you settle your claim as efficiently as possible; from will and probate disputes to divorce, mediation is one of the better options for all involved.
Here at Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham, we have years of experience in implementing effective dispute resolution to help our clients receive the results they need as efficiently as possible. We even offer a free consultation to provide expert legal advice before your case commences, providing you with sufficient knowledge to make an informed decision about your claim. Mediation is a desirable option and has multiple benefits…
Control and Confidentiality
In mediation, a neutral third party helps parties discuss their differences out of court; they do not take sides and do not come to a decision. It is not legally binding, but whatever is decided between the parties can still be enforced like any other contract. As the mediator does not reach the decision and does not have total control over the meeting, both parties have more control over the solution that they reach. They will not be forced to accept a result they are not happy with; if mediation does not work, they can then seek resolution through litigation proceedings.
When venturing to court, matters are a lot more public than if you resolved your matter through mediation. In court, there are several people present, and the conclusion will ultimately be decided by a judge. By opting for mediation first, you can try and reach a solution between you and the opposing party with the help of a third-party mediator. Your solicitor will, more than likely, advise you to opt for mediation to save you stress and money. When it comes to dispute resolution, our solicitors in London will always advise on the best course of action for your case. To find out more, please visit our practice areas page here.
Venturing to court can be expensive. You must pay the court fees and for your solicitor’s time, all of which can build up. In civil cases, you must consider that the losing party will often have to pay their own legal costs as well as the winning party’s. It is a chance you must take when venturing to court, if you lose, you can leave yourself with a big bill to pay. There are effective insurance covers available to cushion the blow if you lose that is called ATE Insurance, which simply stands for after the event insurance. Costs are also unpredictable. With mediation, disputes are usually resolved in a much quicker fashion, and it is a much cheaper path to resolution than going to trial.
Here at Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham, we aim to provide affordable legal advice you can trust. We understand that alternative dispute resolution is the better option for most people; if legal proceedings in court are unavoidable, we will assist you throughout the process.
More Attempts to Preserve Relationships
When a legal issue arises, whether that be a will dispute, construction law disagreement or divorce, relationships between the parties can be fraught with tension. Throughout the legal process, you may notice these connections tend to worsen as each party fights to have results turn in their favour. Mediation can be a better option if you are looking to keep relationships as stable and civil as possible. The pressure and stress that court proceedings can bring can make matters worse. Mediation can help parties focus on the matter at hand and communicate better, reaching a settlement that has been negotiated and suits all parties involved.
Our Dispute Resolution Solicitors
Here at Van Eaton Solicitors, we can implement effective dispute resolution to ensure your case stays out of court wherever possible. To inquire further about mediation, and to book a free consultation, please give us a call on 0208 769 6739. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form here.