S01 E01 - What is mediation?

Mediation - everything you wanted to know by Martin Ellis

A summary explaining what mediation means, how it works and the advantages of using mediation rather than going to court.

Feb 23 2022
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What is Mediation?
Mediation is simply where an independent person (the mediator) works with two or more parties to help them resolve a dispute between them. This can be done remotely (online), or face to face.
What can mediation help with?
Mediation can help with disputes where;
• It would be costly and time consuming to use a solicitor and to go to court to resolve a dispute. The most you will pay for a mediation is £445 total, compared to fees of £200 per hour from a solicitor.
• Courts sometimes make decisions which are a surprise given the evidence, so there is no guarantee you will win even with a strong case. Mediation offers the chance of a ‘win-win’ solution, where both sides come out better compared to going to court.
• Confidentiality is valuable to you, where you would prefer t

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mediationdispute resolution