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Civil and Commercial

Civil and Commercial mediation is an effective method of resolving disputes between two or more parties. It usually takes place in a day and the objective is to reach a binding agreement on that day, so parties must have the authority to settle.

The Mediator acts as a neutral and independent professional (ADR qualified) to assist all sides in negotiating a mutually agreeable settlement. Civil and Commercial Mediation is much more cost-friendly and prevents all parties from going to court to settle a matter.

Most importantly, what happens in mediation stays in mediation! All negotiations are confidential, allowing the parties to openly consider their options moving forward.

MediationMK are on hand to offer advice and see that both your requirements and expectations are met in full. Whatever your requirements may be, we can provide speedy mediation assistance, where and when you need it. We can offer meetings via Skype or telephone so you don't have to take any extra time out of your day.

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If you are unsure whether mediation is right for your circumstances then please email your query to Jo Simms at josimms@mediationmk.org.uk

Workplace Disputes

For Employers, Employees and HR departments

Disputes in the workplace can be many and varied, whether it’s between employee and line manager, between employees, bullying, harassment, health and safety the list can be endless. While the HR department is there to try and assist and resolve such problems, the involvement of an independent and qualified mediator can add considerably to the chances of a successful resolution and avoid ACAS and the Tribunals

Mediators do not make judgments or determine outcomes - they ask questions that help to uncover underlying problems, assist the parties to understand the issues and help them to clarify the options for resolving their difference or dispute

The overriding aim of workplace mediation is to restore and maintain the employment relationship wherever possible. This means the focus is on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong in the past. Many kinds of dispute can be mediated if those involved want to find a way forward.

Family mediation and workplace disputes

Why should an employee’s divorce or family issues be relevant to a workplace dispute?

Family and relationship breakdown is one of the top three life-changing stress events which impact employees’ mental health, well-being and productivity. For employers, divorcing staff with child "custody" issues or financial provision for instance can create significant costs which include administration of health care, absenteeism, time off for court dates and shortened work hours.

Research has shown the impact on employers of employee depression, stress and anxiety include:

  • 11.7m working days a year lost in the UK
  • 25% increase in related absenteeism
  • 1 in 10 leaving their employer following divorce or separation
  • Up to a two-year period for an employee to regain full mental health

Employers who proactively support staff through divorce or separation are more likely to be able to manage staff presence, performance and loyalty. Employees would value their employers’ support to manage the stress of divorce or separation, though not enough do so. We have found few employers offer mediation and any business would lead the field should they offer mediation as part of their employee benefits package.

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If your are unsure whether mediation is right for your circumstances then please email your query to Paul Turner Service Director at paulturner@mediationmk.org.uk