We know that going to court isn’t always the right answer. If you're caught up in any dispute (be it business-related or a workplace issue) reaching an agreement is ideal. However, getting to that point usually requires some expert legal guidance. Using a mediator helps to find common ground among those involved. That way you’ll have a better chance of finding the best possible solution.

What is mediation?

Mediation refers to a voluntary process where a neutral third party helps disputing parties find a mutually acceptable solution to their conflict. It's a confidential and informal way to resolve disputes without going to court, often resulting in faster, cost-effective outcomes. 

Why use mediation?

Mediation is beneficial because: 

  • It allows you to focus on what is important to you 

  • A resolution can be agreed quickly 

  • More flexible than going to Court 

  • Cost effective 

  • Allows you to explore a range of options 

  • Discussions are confidential 

  • Parties can be represented by lawyers 

What happens in the mediation process?

A mediator will help parties arrive at a negotiated outcome by assisting in communication between the parties to the dispute, all in a confidential setting. While no two mediations are the same in terms of how they are structured, the stages of the mediation process typically involve a number of private and joint meetings. At the end of the mediation, if agreement is reached, this is usually set out in a written form. Parties can be represented by lawyers at mediation and can agree that others such as relatives may be present. 

How our expert mediators can help you

David Hossack is one of the top mediators in Soctland, and can offer you a wealth of experience in dispute resolution. Beyond his extensive experience, David is also an accredited Commercial Mediation specialist, making him a leading authority in business disputes.  

As Mediators Green Pledge signatories, we're keen to reduce our environmental footprint—cutting down on travel and choosing eco-friendly venues. That’s why we offer a fully remote service. Whether online or face-to-face, we can tailor mediations for everyone involved. 

If you need a highly skilled mediator, or are an affected party seeking representation, reach out to us to see how we can help. 

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