Mediation

Mediation is an informal, confidential, and non-adversarial intervention between conflicting parties to promote settlement, compromise, or understanding. Mediation is usually the best, but last alternative to litigation.

Overview

There are no Losers in Mediation

Mediation provides an impartial, non-binding assessment of your dispute in a private and confidential environment. Mediators don’t judge or counsel, but simply find avenues to reconciliation between disputing parties through the skills and experience they possess as a trained mediator. Benefits of mediation include:

  • Mediation is fast, resolving disputes that could take months or years in the courts in days or weeks
  • Mediation is private and confidential, whereas courts are public forums and information about your business and personal affairs become public knowledge
  • Mediation costs less than other forms of dispute resolution
  • Mediation can maintain relationships and goodwill, by allowing parties to approach the dispute together and find a mutually agreeable outcome

Who Needs a Mediator?

A well-trained mediator acts as a third ear, not a third voice; organizing, facilitating, navigating, and refereeing between conflicting parties. Our mediators are great at sensing and recognizing the real vs. perceived needs of the parties, finding the message behind the message, and guiding the conversation towards an amicable resolution. The main goal is to keep everyone focused on resolving the issues at hand in a facilitative and confidential environment free from threat or intimidation.

Examples of where a mediator is beneficial include:

Personal Mediation

  • Divorce/Separation
  • Wills & Estate
  • Family Mediation
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Sports Mediation/Agency

Corporate Mediation

  • Takeovers
  • Contracts & subcontracts
  • Dispute over the provision of a product or service (on time, quality, budget)
  • Labor relations
  • Wrongful dismissal and severance negotiations
  • Sexual Harassment claims
  • Workplace bullying
  • Productivity Issues
  • Non-confidence
  • Ombudsman and investigative services

For more information on when mediation is recommended, our other Alternative Dispute Resolution services, or to contact us, please see the links below:

Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

Managing personal and corporate conflict with a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution services

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Contact The Negotiators

Contact The Negotiators

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Resources

Resources

Read our Blog or browse our extensive FAQs for insights and expertise on Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Other Services

Negotiation

Negotiation

We are the original authors of the "Blue Book on Negotiations" which has been taught internationally. We train negotiators and act as negotiators in corporate disputes, labor relations, quality and delivery of services, sports contracts, entertainments, etc.

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Arbitration Services

Arbitration

Sometimes when parties simply cannot agree they need a decision rendered for them, but still don’t want to go to court. We have,either on staff or on contract, arbitrators, lawyers and a vast array of subject matter experts.

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Weekend Divorce Workshops

Weekend Divorce Workshops

Divorce after a single weekend? Yes! Experienced, independent lawyers and mediators came together to help you get it done that fast. It is quick, inexpensive and comparatively stress-free. The results have been amazing, and the service is growing.

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