What is Mediation

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Mediation may sound like a new fangled idea, but it has existed for many centuries and been used by a vast array of cultures to settle disputes.
Unlike the processes adhered to by courts and tribunals, a mediator will work individually with each party and allowing them a greater understanding of both their position and that of their opponent.
By simply working in this manner, the issues that are at the heart of the dispute can be narrowed and clarified ultimately increasing the overall chances of a settlement being reached.
Mediation takes in to account that no two disputes are the same so there are various types of mediation available to increase the chances of an agreeable settlement being reached.
It is highly recommended that mediation is considered when it seems that the only other possible solution available would be court or tribunal proceedings. Although the earlier you consider mediation the better from the point of view of costs, time and trouble.