Bill Jermyn is an
accredited mediator
with qualifications
in dispute resolution,
commerce, and
agricultural science...

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What is Mediation

Mediation is one of a number of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes in which parties participate to resolve their differences through discussion and problem-solving. The aim is to get a solution acceptable to all parties.

It is not a ‘split it down the middle’ compromise. The mediator facilitates the discussion, and helps the parties to identify options that lead to a mutually acceptable settlement.

What type of disputes are suited to mediation?

Mediation is the preferred ADR for a wide range of disputes especially where:
The parties want to save time
They want to keep legal costs to a minimum
Confidentiality is important
The parties want to be in control of the outcome
Poor communication and misunderstandings are contributors
The parties need the opportunity to talk frankly-‘getting things off their chest’
They may wish or need to restore or maintain the relationship.

When is the best time for mediation?

Mediation is best after talks have stalled or not been considered, and before one of the parties threatens Court action.
The Golden rule is ‘the sooner the better’.

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