For Which Disputes is Mediation Appropriate and What Are its Advantages?

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When two parties are in dispute, mediation can be an effective way to resolve the issue without going to court. Mediation is appropriate for a wide range of disputes, including those involving business contracts, property damage, personal injury, and family law. 

The advantages of mediation include saving time and money, preserving relationships, and avoiding the stress of a trial. In mediation, both parties have the opportunity to explain their side of the story and to negotiate an agreement that is acceptable to both sides.

Mediation is confidential, which means that details of the dispute will not be made public. This can be important for businesses that want to avoid damaging their reputation. Mediation is also less formal than a trial, which can make it less stressful for both parties. When mediation is successful, it can provide a resolution that is fair to both sides.

Mediation is an attractive alternative where minimizing the cost-exposure entailed in settling the dispute, the maintenance of control over the dispute-settlement process, a speedy settlement, the maintenance of confidentiality concerning the dispute, or the preservation or development of an underlying business relationship between the parties to the dispute are important priorities of either or both of the parties. 

Mediation allows the parties to avoid the time and expense of litigation, as well as the public nature of litigation and the potential for bad publicity. mediation also allows the parties to maintain control over the process and to tailor the process to their particular needs and interests. 

Mediation can also provide for a speedy resolution of disputes, as well as confidential settlements. finally, mediation can preserve or develop relationships between parties to a dispute, which may be important where the parties have on-going business dealings.

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.