I can provide mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third person helps the parties reach a voluntary resolution of a dispute.
I have provided this upon request from solicitors as well as individual families, and also provide this as a service to organisations to help avoid disputes between colleagues escalating.
Mediation is an informal, confidential, and flexible process in which the mediator helps the parties to understand the interests of everyone involved, and their practical and legal choices. It can help people resolve civil, family, juvenile and other matters in a less adversarial setting.
I aim to facilitate parties to:
- communicate better,
- explore practical solutions, and
- reach a mutually acceptable solution of the problem.
I make it clear that I do not decide the solution to the dispute; the parties do. Mediation can result in a memorandum of understanding agreed to, in writing, by the parties involved.