Mediation is a sensible way to resolve disputes. In mediation the disputing parties have control of the decision making process.
With Litigation, the control is removed from the parties and handed to a third party usually referred to as a Judge. The aim of mediation as practiced at Garden and Green is to neutralise conflict. Mediation is…
- Effective – Most cases that go to mediation are resolved.
- Voluntary – The parties agree to meet with an independent third party (mediator) to work through and develop solutions to their problems.
- Confidential – The parties and the mediator all agree to keep the process confidential.
- Less Expensive – Mediation if early in a dispute is less expensive than litigation.
- Faster – Mediation is faster as the parties determine when to have a mediation session.
- Key – The key to winning at mediation is to find an early solution to the issues, actual or perceived.
We believe that mediation should always be a first choice not a last resort.