Mediation is recognised as a confidential and cost effective pathway to resolving disputes. It also enables the parties to remain in charge of any outcome agreed between the parties.
Whereas court proceedings give the power of the ultimate decision to a third party – usually a judge, magistrate or tribunal member – mediation enables the parties to develop solutions that are flexible and suit the needs of those involved. Instead of a winner and loser emerging from a court battle, mediation enables both parties to ‘win’ as they drive the outcome.
Mediation is also extremely cost effective compared to preparing and advocating in court, and the outcome and any negotiations are private.
SMR Legal has two nationally accredited lawyer mediators who are able to assist in a wide range of disputes, including commercial and family matters.
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