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Disputes between tradespeople and their clients can be a huge source of stress and anxiety. As a tradesperson, it’s essential to know how to handle these disputes in the most effective way possible. One option is to use mediation as a means of resolving disputes.
Let’s explore the various benefits of using mediation for tradespeople.
When a dispute arises, having an impartial third party involved can be highly beneficial. This person will be responsible for finding solutions that are fair and reasonable for both parties. Unlike going through the court system, which can be expensive and time-consuming, mediation provides an inexpensive way to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently. It also reduces the need for extensive paperwork and legal costs associated with litigation or other forms of dispute resolution.
Faster Resolution Times
The court system can take months or even years to resolve disputes, while mediation can provide much faster resolutions due to its informal nature. With mediation, both parties are encouraged to work together in order to reach an agreement that works best for both sides within a shorter period of time. This is especially helpful when there is urgency involved in getting the dispute resolved quickly.
Mediation helps preserve relationships between parties because it encourages active listening on both sides rather than focusing on winning or losing arguments. This allows each person to understand the other’s perspective more clearly, which can help them come up with creative solutions that benefit everyone involved in the dispute. In addition, the mediator is there to ensure that each party has equal representation during negotiations so that no one feels like they are being taken advantage of or treated unfairly throughout the process.
Tradespeople should absolutely consider using mediation when faced with a dispute with their clients or customers.
Not only does it provide cost-effective resolutions, but it also results in faster resolution times and helps preserve relationships between all parties involved in the dispute.
Ultimately, this helps ensure that everyone comes out feeling satisfied with the outcome instead of frustrated or resentful due to unresolved issues or differences in opinion.
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.