We recognise that sometimes things don’t always work out between parties to an agreement in the way in which the parties intended. This can lead to a break down in the business, employment or other contractual relationship. Common unwanted consequences of such a breakdown include costly litigation or loss of face for either or both parties.
Mediation involves an independent and neutral third party facilitating a process between the parties that helps them to come to their own mutually satisfactory resolutions. We like to call it a ‘win-win’ solution.
The advantage of mediation is that the parties
- own the process
- spend less money than they would normally spend in going through the court litigation process
- are able to agree things upon which a court would typically not be able to make a ruling or order
- are able to bring matters to a speedier or swift conclusion; and
- as a result of the above, expend less time and emotional energy.
Williams Hortor’s mediators are well placed to assist disputing parties to reach or find a resolution when the relationship has broken down or where there is an impasse.
If you would like to explore mediation in more detail, please contact us to arrange a discussion with one of our experienced mediators.