Mediating legal claims

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process under which a trained neutral person seeks to help disputing parties to resolve the issues by mutual agreement.

There are always risks for the parties in taking legal claims to a full hearing in a Court or Tribunal. The outcome can never be predicted with complete confidence. The time it takes to prepare for a full hearing inevitably results in missed opportunities to focus on more positive matters. And, of course, legal costs can be high.

Many cases can be resolved through negotiation. In some cases, however, there are barriers to successful negotiations. Positions can become entrenched for a variety of reasons. The introduction of a trained neutral can often unlock the route to a mutually agreeable settlement, providing certainty for all parties to the dispute.