Is mediation right for you?
Mediation is a non‐binding, voluntary and “without prejudice” process in which a third party (known as a Mediator) intervenes in a dispute with the intention of bringing the matter to a close in a settlement agreement. A successful mediation will result in a binding agreement being agreed and drawn up by the conflicting parties. If the parties are legally represented, this usually is an exercise for the party’s lawyers.
At any time during the mediation process, either party may choose to terminate the mediation process and continue with or commence the litigation process. In the event that an agreement is not reached between the conflicting parties at the end of the mediation process Carmel will at least be able to assist the parties in narrowing the key issues at dispute, which can often become blurred, lengthening the entire litigious process.