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. 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.
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.
Community mediation is when a person has a dispute with a neighbour, another member of their local community or a group of people. Issues leading to disputes with neighbours can include;
- disputed boundaries between properties
- access to shared driveways
- trees overhanging a neighbour’s garden
Disputes with a group of people can be caused by anti social behaviour, such as loud music played regularly at night.
A mediator can work with all the parties involved to understand their views on the problem, and then to help them discuss how the problem can be resolved, without using legal processes which are expensive and time consuming.
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If you are unsure whether mediation is right for your circumstances then please email your query to Martin Ellis at email@example.com