Mediation is an effective way for you to resolve your dispute and to avoid a court case that could be lengthy, stressful and expensive. The courts encourage parties to try to resolve a case without a trial and judges will frequently direct parties towards mediation. Mediation provides you with a flexible process where the mediator works with the parties to help them to agree a resolution. Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s 2014 Mediation Audit shows that mediation is successful in over 85% of cases.
The mediator’s role is to help parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at an outcome that everyone can accept. Mediators avoid taking sides, making judgements or giving guidance. The mediator works with you to develop effective communications and building consensus between the parties. The focus of a mediation meeting is to reach a common sense settlement. This can be made legally binding and so end the dispute. This can also apply where a court case has been started. The types of civil dispute that can be mediated include:
- Property disputes – including landlord and tenant cases
- Neighbour disputes
- Probate disputes – such as over the terms of a will
- Consumer and sale of goods disputes – between a customer and retailer
- Professional Negligence
Simon Robinson is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and mediates in a range of civil disputes. Simon has extensive experience of civil cases and can work with you, and with any lawyers you’ve instructed, to help you to discuss the issues with the other parties and work towards an agreement. He can also assist with preparing the settlement document to provide a legally binding end to the dispute. He is a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator. This means you are assured of an expert, quality service.
Simon Robinson is trained in providing online mediation and can provide mediation sessions and conference calls via Skype. If you would like to discuss an online mediation session, please contact us.
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