Civil Mediation: How Your Legal Advisor can Assist
Your Legal Advisor can connect you with a mediator today to achieve the best outcome on your dispute.
What is mediation?
Mediation, a form of ADR, assists the parties in civil disputes to find solutions which are mutually beneficial, whilst also remaining impartial. Mediation is a confidential process. This means anything disclosed to the mediator will not be disclosed to the opposing party unless your express permission is given. Mediation also works on a ‘without prejudice’ basis so any admissions, concessions or information disclosed cannot be used in Court.
What is civil mediation?
Civil Commercial Mediation is different to family mediation as it often resolves disputes between two or more parties. Civil Mediation also includes a wide range of areas of law including:
– Contract Disputes
– Goods/Services disputes
– Legal Costs
– Personal Injury
Why use civil mediation?
In the UK, mediation has a success rate of 90%.
Quick – Mediation is a quick method of dispute resolution which is a lot more cost effective than resorting to Court proceedings.
Cost effective – It is more cost effective than Court proceedings.
Fair – Mediators are neutral, meaning the parties have full control of the outcome.
Flexible- Mediation enables parties to achieve flexible outcomes that a Court could not order.
What is the mediation process?
Mediation is a flexible process and can be altered to fit the needs of each party. There are 5 formal steps to mediation:
1) Arranging the mediation
2) Opening statements
3) Communication between the parties and mediator
5) Closing Statements.
Are Mediators regulated?
Regulation is mandatory for mediators. If mediators choose to be regulated, then the regulatory body is the Civil Mediation Council, 100 St Paul’s Churchyard, 3rd floor, London, EC4M 8BU. The CMC ensures that you have access to complaint process if you are unhappy with your mediator or mediation provider.
How much does mediation cost?
Mediation fees depend on the ADR provider. The quote may vary depending on a number of factors including:
1) The size and complexity of the dispute
2) The number of participants
Most mediators charge on a fixed fee basis which will cover any preparation and a full 8 hours of mediation. If the mediation is required to continue for longer than 8 hours, then the mediator will charge for any additional work on an hourly rate basis.
It must be noted that the fixed fee includes travel time however travel expenses are in addition to this fee.
How can Your Legal Advisor help?
Our experienced mediators come from a legal background. All our mediators are fully trained and participate in continuous professional development. We are able to assist in a range of disputes including commercial contracts, employment disputes, personal injury claims, clinical negligence claims and probate. If you wish to speak to one of the team to find out more about our civil mediation services then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01204263049.
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