WHAT IS MEDIATION? | THE BENEFITS | FAQs
AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION
Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes involving an independent, impartial, third party – the mediators. It provides a safe, structured and positive environment for people in dispute to come to a mutually acceptable agreement and better understanding of each other. ADR Mediation & Training CIC offers mediation in the following areas – neighbour, community, family relationships and workplace.
Once a referral is received, we contact the parties to arrange an initial visit where we discuss the issues and how they would like to resolve the situation. If all agree, the parties will attend a joint meeting at a neutral venue to talk about what has happened, how they would like to move the situation forward and to reach an agreement. We aim to complete mediation cases within 6 weeks, however this will be discussed with you upon receipt of the referral.
Mediation is a proven method of dispute resolution which can save those involved time, money and heartache by avoiding the need for lengthy court proceedings and empowering individuals to find their own solutions. Please take some time to review our collection of case studies below for the chance to see some individual scenarios in which mediation has successfully resolved difficult issues. In all cases, mediation has significantly improved the lives of those involved.
It is an effective way of resolving disputes using a third party (the mediator(s)) to help those involved to reach an agreement
Our mediators are fully trained and experienced in resolving conflict. They attend ongoing training and development to enhance their existing skills and knowledge.
They listen to everyone involved and work with the parties to reach an agreement which is acceptable to all. They do not take sides, make judgements or decide the outcome. Their role is to help the parties to open up, improve or develop channels of communication.
Individual appointments are arranged for parties to meet the mediator(s) to discuss the issues, how they are affecting those involved, possible resolutions and the best way to reach an outcome. If all parties agree, a joint meeting will then be arranged. The mediators facilitate this meeting and ensure that all have time to speak, be heard and input into the agreement/outcome. If a joint meeting is unable to take place there are other options - these can be discussed with the mediators at the initial meeting.
It is a proven way to help resolve disputes in a quick and effective manner and allows all issues to be discussed. Parties remain in control of the outcome and influence the mutual agreement.