Dispute Resolution Solicitors
Mediation is a proven way to resolve civil and commercial disputes without resorting to formal (and expensive) litigation. To find a disputes resolution solicitor who can help you, start searching Solicitors Guru today. (more...)
Mediation - the basics
Mediation is a process by which an independent third party helps parties involved in disputes to find a resolution that is acceptable to all involved. It requires the consent of all parties involved and can take place at any stage of a dispute; both prior to any court proceedings, and during court proceedings.
Mediation is the best known and most popular form of alternative disputes resolution (ADR). Advantages of mediation over litigation/arbitration can include:
- lower costs
- confidentiality, and
However,mediation will not be suitable in all cases, particularly if there is a need for:
- an urgent remedy
- a test case, or
- legal enforceability
While the court cannot force parties to settle their differences outside the courtroom, the Court of Appeal has made it clear that the courts can increase a party’s costs through sanctions if they unreasonably refuse to consider other methods of resolving their disputes.
As long as both parties to a dispute are willing to compromise and are keen to settle the case, mediation provides a cost-effective, less stressful way of resolving commercial and civil disputes.
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Solicitors Guru is a unique way of finding the most experienced solicitors in your local area. We have carefully selected the best commercial and civil mediation specialists in the UK. You can search or browse through the website to find the right civil mediation lawyer for you. Past and present clients have been given an opportunity to rate and write reviews on the particular law firm they have had experience with, which will assist you in evaluating whether a particular solicitor is right for you.
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