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.