Mediation

Mediation involves an independent third person, suitably qualified, assisting the parties to negotiate a settlement between two or more people, companies or entities.

The key benefit of mediation is that it can avoid expensive court proceedings and possibly provide a relatively quick method of achieving a satisfactory outcome.  It is an alternative dispute resolution path to that of traditional Court-based proceedings.

Many contracts have mediation clauses requiring the parties to mediate before a dispute can be litigated or proceed to arbitration.

Because our offices are not located in the CBD our rates are substantially lower, often up to 20% lower, than most commercial law firms.

Both parties agree that they will work together and contribute to finding a solution to resolve the dispute with the help of a Mediator.  As Perth Mediation Lawyers, we can guide you through the process of mediation.

Mediation is common in circumstances where the parties need to maintain a relationship with one another whether that be in a commercial or personal context.

The Mediator thoroughly explores the background to the dispute and works with the parties to achieve a settlement satisfactory to both parties. As there is no set procedure or steps required for mediation an outcome is usually achieved much faster the Court-based proceedings.

The costs involved with mediation can be as low as 80-90% cheaper than traditional Court-based proceedings.

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