History of Mediation & Overview of Mediation…

Mediation is a voluntary process of resolving disputes by the conflicting parties with the help of an independent, impartial party known as a mediator with the joint instructions of the conflicting parties.

History of Mediation

The history of mediation goes back to Ancient Greece, where village elders used to mediate local disputes between the villagers. Now mediation is a form of professional service, and mediators are professionally trained for mediation.
In the UK, mediation has seen a rise as a service since the Children and Families Act 2014 made it compulsory for separating couples to go through a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before hearing in the Court.
There are some important statistics provided regarding the growth of the UK commercial mediation market increased by 20% from 2016 to 2018; this refers to commercial mediations rather than those relating to small claims. There was also increased scheme-related activity. This included activity from NHS Resolution and the Court of Appeal, which meant scheme related activity made up to be 37.5% of all mediation activities (HSFNotes, 2018).
The statistics in 2018 also refer to increased success rates in mediation with 74% achieving settlement on the day of the mediation session, reflecting the speedy nature of mediation once again.

What are Kinds of Mediation?

Mediation can be classified in various ways, and it mainly depends on the types of conflicts. The following classification focus over here is the interpersonal conflicts/disputes where the parties have some ongoing connection.
Family Mediation
Civil & Commercial Mediation
Workplace Mediation
Community Mediation


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