Mediation takes less time, costs less and is usually much less stressful than court proceedings.
Mediation is an effective way of resolving many different types of dispute without any need to go to court. It is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Q: What type of dispute is mediation effective in resolving?
A: Civil and Commercial mediation is effective at resolving disputes involving:
Workplace and Employment mediation
is effective at resolving disputes involving:
Q: Can I use mediation if I have already started court proceedings?
A: Yes, you can still try to resolve your dispute using mediation.
If a settlement is reached there will be no need for a Court's determination therefore saving you time and money.
Q : What happens if the participants do not reach an agreement?
A: Then you can still commence court proceedings, or if you have already started them then they can still go ahead, but details about what was discussed are not disclosed to anyone outside of the mediation hearing, not even the court. This means that what is discussed in a mediation hearing is confidential.
Q: Can Pharaoh Law provide mediation services?
A: Yes. Lisa Pharaoh is a solicitor who is not only an accredited mediator but is also a
Lisa can mediate in Civil and Commercial disputes and also in Employment and Workplace disputes.
Lisa has to ensure that she meets certain criteria set by the Civil Mediation Council before her annual registration.
As a Mediator Lisa ensures that she is an unbiased third party in the dispute. Her role it is to create a safe and confidential environment to help the participants come to an agreement. She conducts the process in an impartial and unbiased manner.
Both the participants to a dispute would have to choose and agree to Lisa acting as the Mediator before the mediation begins.
An agreement will be sent to the participants prior to the mediation meeting.
The participants prepare and send to the Mediator a note of their position together with a bundle of any relevant documents.
The Mediator will read the papers carefully to understand the positions of the participants and the case before the mediation begins.
Legal representatives may attend the hearing with the participants.
Participants will be asked to sign a Mediation Agreement before the mediation commences to ensure that they all participants understand the process and that they confirm that the mediation discussions are to remain confidential.
Participants are given their own rooms.
The Mediator then shuttles between the parties during the mediation, asking questions of each participant about the dispute and exploring whether an agreement can be achieved.
It may be that the participants will wish to discuss their issues on a face to face basis but this is not undertaken without the consent of all participants concerned and in the presence of the Mediator at all times.
The costs of the mediation are usually shared.
There are a considerable number of advantages to mediation some of which are set out below.
When compared with court procedure, mediation is usually:
You can still commence or continue court proceedings should mediation not be successful.
Lisa Pharaoh is a registered Mediator with the Civil Mediation Council.
The Civil Mediation Council is, "a charity which aims to promote the resolution of conflicts and disputes by encouraging the use of mediation and other dispute resolution techniques and methods and to advance the education of the public in matters related to this."
The Civil Mediation Council obliges us to set out the European Code of Conduct and our Complaints Policy online.
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Will Chalmers, Managing Director Mediator Network Ltd
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