BENEFITS OF MEDIATION
Save money –
- Mediation is a cost-effective form of dispute resolution
- Mediation is much cheaper, alternative to attending court and is fraction of the cost of going through litigation process.
- Mediation is also effective and efficient method to resolve employment and workplace disputes
- Save money on formal procedures and investigations for resolving disputes
- Save wasted productivity, on manpower and resources
- Helps build team understanding.
- Improves communication
- Informal process allowing employees to fully express their issues.
Save time –
- Mediation resolves disputes and conflicts quicker than entering into lengthy court processes, saving you time and money.
- No Court, No Judges, No tribunal, No Judgment
- Focuses on moving forward
- Less intimidating,
- Safe and confidential
- Without prejudice
- Takes place in a neutral environment
Less damaging –
- Mediation can help to repair, preserve, strengthen and maintain pre-existing or new relationships which could have been compromised by litigation, Court or Employment Tribunal actions, for example;
- Commercial / business relationships, maintain trading relationship and focusing on benefits and profitability of your business.
- Workplace employment relationships so that individuals can continue to work alongside each other in a peaceful constructive manner focusing on organisational goals
- Family relationships especially where children are involved.
- Arranging and effective co-parenting plan, and child arrangement agreements
- Assisting with agreeing separation, divorce and financial agreements,
- Managing issues with the sale or transfer of the family home through Divorce.
Easier to keep control –
- Mediation allows you to make your own decisions
- Facilitates to help design your own outcome,
- You decide on what course of action should be taken and what you want the outcome to be,
- No Judge or Arbitrator making decisions for you
- No one imposes an outcome on you.
- You both have the opportunity to agree to the terms of your own agreement.
- The mediation process is completely confidential and without prejudice providing you the opportunity to negotiate a settlement of your dispute.
Nothing to lose, No Risk –
- If an amicable agreement cannot be reached you have lost nothing and your legal rights will not be affected.
Various outcomes –
- Court and Employment Tribunals usually only provide a winner and loser,
- Mediation allows the opportunity for a win-win outcome.
Attending court –
- If you go to court to sort out your issues, the judge will make the decisions. You will need to stick to these decisions even if one or both of you feel unhappy about them.
- If you need to formally end a marriage or civil partnership, you will need to apply to the court to do this, but you will not usually have to attend a hearing.