Mediation may offer a cost-efficient, economic way to resolve a dispute, as an alternative to litigation or arbitration.
By focusing on the parties’ interests and commercial objectives, mediation can resolve disputes to mutual advantage, with the parties remaining in charge. The outcome is not determined by a judge or arbitrator, but by the parties themselves, assisted by a mediator.
The mediator facilitates dialogue between the parties, often restoring broken lines of communication, to achieve a settlement. Mediation allows considerations which are not strictly legal in nature to be taken into account,
Our commercial lawyers are familiar with mediation and several are trained mediators.
When appropriate to our client’s business needs, we can assist with other ways of alternative dispute resolution: third party adjudication, mini-trials and negotiations.