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When it comes to mediation, there is a lot of misinformation out there. In short, many people believe that mediation is not designed to properly serve the clients and people who would benefit from it most.
We have heard a variety of claims over the years, but it’s important to address these misconceptions and create a clear understanding moving forward.
Mediation Is The Same As Court
Absolutely not. Mediation is not done in a court of law, and does not have the same rules, regulations, and limitations as a traditional court case. For one, there is no focus on right and wrong, but rather on working together to reach a join and mutually beneficial arrangement that helps all parties.
Unlike court cases, where legal representation is required (and it can take months to process), mediation is both quicker and more affordable. No legal team is required, and you can have a resolution in weeks instead of months.
Mediation Is Very Time Consuming
Mediation is typically a lot less time consuming than litigation and court cases. That said, it is important for clients to meet with the mediator and ensure the mediator has a proper idea of both sides, the scenario and situation and how they can best help to rectify the situation.
Mediation Is Not Confidential
This is false. Mediation is treated with utmost confidentiality. Information may be shared with legal teams and certain members of the company, but it is still handled with care and legally binding restrictions that prevent your personal information from being leaked or spread around- just like any legal proceeding.
There are many other misunderstandings and misconceptions when it comes to mediation, but these are the ones that stick out the most to us!
If you want to know more about the process, feel free to review any one of our numerous guides and blog posts, detailing the process from start to finish.
Are you facing the prospect of mediation yourself?
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.