Mediation in Civil cases should be a priority for all parties, because it facilitates a speedy and cost effective resolution to your case. In addition to this, the courts now demand that mediation is used as an alternative to litigation. Failure to mediate in the first instance can incur cost penalties, and/or lead to proceedings being halted.
Mediation is an alternative to litigation and is encouraged by the courts. The Mediators would like to make it clear that, unlike litigation, mediation is NOT an open ended cost. A price is set before mediation commences and I ensure a fast, effective and convenient process, which will save you time and money in the long run. The ‘fear’ with litigation is that costs will spiral out of control, but with mediation you are in control of the costs and could potentially settle your case within a day, with a legally binding agreement.
Some points to note:
In the case of Civil Mediation, parties are not expected to be in the same room unless the mediator deems it necessary (in which case you will be informed before the event).
In the case of Civil Mediation, parties leave proceedings with a legally binding agreement (parties must have the requisite power to sign such an agreement).
In the case of Civil Mediation, costings are based on the nature and complexity of the case.
In the case of Civil Mediation, parties will be asked to provide a written summary of the issue/s, along with supporting materials.
In the case of Civil Mediation, proceedings will be held dependent on the location of both parties and either party may be accompanied by a solicitor, friend or other person.
If you would like to know more, or would like a quote for costings, please call me at your earliest convenience.
The cases we undertake include but are not limited to:
- Contract and tort disputes
- Construction/ building disputes
- Property disputes
- Boundary disputes
- Commercial disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Neighbour/nuisance disputes