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Thinking about using mediation to resolve a dispute, but you’ve still got questions about the process?
Today, we’ll look at some of the top questions surrounding mediation, and how you can use this process to achieve the best possible outcomes for your business (and everyone involved).
What Exactly IS Mediation?
Mediation is the process of resolving disputes out of court, in a controlled setting, with a secondary, non-bias person helping facilitate the process. Mediation is a fair, non-biased process that helps businesses and individuals reach a fair, mutually beneficial outcome.
When Is Mediation The Right Choice?
Mediation can be used in almost every scenario, from family matters to business disputes. It is a broad and versatile process that is a popular alternative to court cases, litigation, and other dispute resolution methods.
Mediation is often a great choice when parties are far apart geographically (as online mediation is becoming more popular), if you want to preserve business relationships, or when you want a quick, confidential resolution.
What Are The Benefits Of Mediation?
There are several benefits of mediation. Mediation is often a lot quicker than lengthy court cases and litigation. Mediation is often a lot more cost effective too, with an emphasis on effective and fair resolution (not harsh judgement). Mediation is also fully confidential, so you can rest easy knowing your business reputation is safe.
How Do You Reach An Agreement With Mediation?
Reaching an agreement through mediation is simple- a mediator will guide you through the process and help you achieve a fair, non-biased resolution that works with both parties (instead of pitting them against each other).
As a collaborative process, it is also fantastic for assisting with the endurance of business relationships and subsequent issues.
In addition, it is a fair process that is nonbiased, which goes a long way to increase the validity of the outcome and enhance the communication and future collaboration. It’s also less stressful than litigation, as it is quicker and less time consuming for everyone involved.
Is Mediation Confidential?
Absolutely! Mediation is completely confidential, so you never have to worry about your business reputation becoming damaged (unlike with high-profile court cases which are publicly accessible).
The team of legal and technical experts at Immediation are here to help guide you through the mediation process and reach the best possible outcome. You can do it 100% online or opt to use a managed service where the Immediation personnel do everything for you, from start to finish.
Mediation is a good first step in the dispute resolution process. It’s Immediation’s goal to help you sustain your business relationships, while resolving the matter quickly and professionally.
Want to know more, or enquire about your business dispute? Simply fill out the form on the contact page and they’ll be in touch.