Mediation offers an alternative to Litigation and aims to ensure dispute resolution through a process of conciliation and negotiation depending on what is appropriate to the circumstances of the case and the issues in dispute.
It is usually the case that mediation will be undertaken without prejudice to court proceedings. This means that if the dispute cannot be resolved through mediation then the parties may proceed to have their issues dealt with in court in the usual manner. Mediation can offer a less costly and quicker means of reaching agreement between parties in dispute. Increasingly in court disputes the judge will want confirmation that parties have at least endeavoured to reach an agreement through mediation or alternative methods.
We can advise you on whether the particular circumstances of your dispute or issue is suitable to
Mediation may be suitable to issues and disputes in the following areas:-
- Probate and Administration of Estates
- Family Law matters including separation, judicial separation and divorce
- Contractual and Commercial disputes