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Mediation is a confidential, voluntary process in which a trained mediator facilitates communication between two or more parties to help them resolve a dispute. The mediation process is flexible and can be adapted to the specific needs of each case. The parties involved control the outcome of the mediation and are more likely to comply with an agreement that they have negotiated themselves.
Mediation can be used to resolve a wide variety of disputes, including disagreements about contracts, property damage, lease terms, insurance claims, and workplace issues. The goal of mediation is to reach a mutually acceptable resolution that satisfies the needs of all parties involved.
Business owners can use mediation to resolve disagreements with employees, customers, contractors, vendors, and other business partners. Mediation is often faster and less expensive than going to court, and it can preserve important business relationships.
There are many advantages to using mediation to resolve disputes:
- Mediation is confidential. Unlike going to court, where proceedings are public record, information disclosed during mediation is not accessible to the public. This allows businesses to protect their trade secrets and other confidential information.
- Mediation is voluntary. The parties involved control the outcome of the mediation and are not bound by any decisions made by a judge or jury.
- Mediation is flexible. The mediator will tailor the process to fit the specific needs of the parties involved.
- Mediation is fast. Court cases can take months or even years to resolve, but most mediations are completed within a few weeks or even a few days.
- Mediation is less expensive than going to court. Court cases can cost tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, but mediations usually cost only a few hundred dollars per party.
- Mediation preserves relationships. Going to court often damages relationships beyond repair, but mediation provides an opportunity for parties to negotiate a resolution that meets everyone’s needs without destroying the relationship.
Mediation offers many advantages for business owners who are in conflict with employees, customers, contractors, vendors, or other business partners. Mediation is confidential, voluntary, fast, and less expensive than going to court. Most importantly, mediation provides an opportunity for parties to preserve important business relationships.
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.