CIVIL & COMMERCIAL MEDIATION
Consumer Disputes - Contract Disputes - Neighbor Disputes - Employee Disputes
The role of the mediator is to help parties reach a solution to their disagreement and to arrive at an outcome that both parties are happy to accept. Mediators don't take sides, make judgments or give guidance, but they do help you to develop effective communication and to build consensus about positive ways forward. The focus of a mediation meeting is to reach a common sense settlement agreeable to both parties.
Business mediation is about helping business owners resolve disputes without ruining their relationship, whether between another business, their accountant or an employee. Better still it involves preventing disputes in situations, which if they're not dealt with adequately, leave too much open to misinterpretation as a result of a short term expediency.
Resorting to the law to settle disputes should almost always be a last resort. Business mediation works in 80% of cases, and can save a lot of time wasted, large legal fees and untold aggravation through damaging relationships. Equally as crucial, in mediation you avoid the inevitable damage to reputation that accompanies a falling out.