Mediation enables parties in dispute to resolve their disagreement quickly, cost effectively and sometimes even amicably. Mediation is a practical alternative to formal, adversarial, court-based legal proceedings but is also commonly undertaken once proceedings are on foot.
The process is confidential and parties must sign an agreement before the actual mediation can begin. To view the standard Agreement to Mediate which Carole uses, please click here.
It is important to understand that a mediator cannot make a decision for the parties. The parties are free to leave the mediation at any point. A mediator can also not provide legal advice.