Control: The most significant benefit of Mediation is that the disputing parties make their own decision, and the processes are less stressful than a Court’s proceedings. The parties can explore the misunderstanding, suspicions and other side’s point of view and interest. The parties have opportunities to express their concerns and reasoning.
Confidentiality: The whole process of mediation is private and confidential, and no one can rely on it without the expressed consent of the other party.
Speed: The mediation process is quicker compared to the court’s proceedings.
Lower Costs: Mediation is very cost-effective, and it’s a tiny fraction of the court costs.
Enforceability: The decision made by the parties can be enforced through the court in case of breach by any party.
Without Prejudice privilege: In mediation, negotiation for settlement are usually conducted “Without prejudice”, which means that relying on the information revealed in mediation is very restrictive. The contents will remain confidential until the privilege has been lifted or the Settlement has been reached.
There are numerous benefits of mediation; some of them are:
- The Impartiality of the Mediator;
- The mediator has no power to impose his/her decision;
- The parties make their own decision, and they own their decision;
- Either party can walkway at any stage of the mediation but before settling;
- The outcome of the mediation is a win-win situation for both side of the conflict;
- The mediation procedure is flexible and could be tailored according to the party’s requirements;
- Mediation is very cost-effective compared to the Court litigation
- Mediation processes are confidential:
- The outcome of Mediations is in a day rather than weeks, months, and years.
Mediation is not the only way of alternative dispute resolution; which form is the best option for you depends on various factors. Therefore, it is always good to have professional advice before choosing any option because, in some cases, mediation would not be the best option; it depends on the individual circumstances.
Disclaimer: Please note, the information provided is general information and not legal advice in any sense. For legal advice, please contact your lawyer, and if you need more information on Family Mediation, Workplace Mediation, Civil Mediation, or Community Mediation, then please visit the following links: