Mediation has numerous benefits over litigation.
Mediation helps people settle disputes without going to court.
Taking part in mediation can save time, legal fees and court costs for you and the community. the mediation ground rules and facilitation skills of the mediator make the environment informal, cordial and conductive to problem solving.
Mediation is confidential, so your discussions won’t be held in an open court.
Mediation is also privileged, so nothing you say during mediation can be used in court or shared with anyone.
Mediation is a lot less formal than a court hearing as no witnesses or experts are involved.
Lawyers are not required, but can be included in some circumstances.
Our mediators are impartial, meaning they don’t take sides. They don’t give advice or pass judgement.
They guide you through a structured process, creating an environment where all parties have a chance to speak and be heard.
They keep discussions going smoothly so you and the other party can find your own solutions.
Win-Win is possible
In mediation, the focus is on resolving the dispute with a mutually beneficial settlement. If a participant is not happy with the result they have no obligation to agree.
Mediation can allow for a win/win outcome for both parties, which rarely occurs in the adversarial court system.
Mediation is based on the foundation of client self-determination as opposed to the judicial model where the outcome is determined by a third party eg judge.
So mediation allows you to creatively come up with your own solutions and agreements which may be outside the scope of usual court hearings.
Have Your Say
Mediation allows you to have your say, listen to the other parties’ points of view and weigh up options.
Mediation can also help to maintain, improve and/or restore relationships and communication between the parties.
Mediation allows more flexibility in determining options for resolving the dispute than the limited orders an adjudicator or judge can make based on legislation and precedent.
Through mediation, disputes are put to rest fully and finally without appeal or revision and further litigation.