What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary, non-binding, confidential and private dispute resolution process in which a neutral person (the mediator) facilitates the parties in dispute to reach their own negotiated settlement.
Mediation is different from Arbitration and Litigation. In Arbitration, arbitrators, and in Litigation, the Court, make binding and enforceable decisions to determine the rights and wrongs of disputes.
It creates a supportive and constructive environment.
Family Mediation is a problem-solving process designed to involve a professionally trained mediator to help separating or divorcing couples to reach their own mutually acceptable agreements regarding the arrangements for their children and/or the resolution of financial matters.
Discusses and decides which areas are in dispute.
All mediators on the Law Society Panel of Mediators are solicitors. They have received training in mediation and have met accreditation requirements.