Disputes can be very expensive and time consuming. No matter how strong your case, going to court is never without risk. Every time you speak with your lawyer you are diverting valuable time and attention away from you or your business. The Civil Procedure Rules which govern how litigation is conducted make it clear that court proceedings should be a last resort.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution involving an independent third party (a mediator) whose role is to work with the parties over the course of a day to achieve an acceptable settlement. This ends any existing court proceedings or avoids them completely. The savings achieved in terms of costs and management time can be enormous. The process is voluntary, quick and confidential.
We are experts in mediation. We know exactly what to do and when to do it. We will guide you seamlessly through the process. We advise on the optimum time to mediate and how to extract the very most out of the open and closed negotiating sessions. We also finalise the settlement agreement on the best terms possible.
Your mediation through MLP Mediation is a flexible process tailored to suit the type of dispute, its value, your circumstances and your needs. We have a proven track record of helping resolve:
- commercial disputes
- construction disputes
- family and personal disputes
- employment disputes (between employer / employee, or employee / employee if the employer seeks an independent settlement to any grievance)
- property and land disputes
We do this by only working with the top mediators in the country to ensure that if the dispute is capable of settlement at that stage, it will settle.
MLP mediators do not make judgements, give guidance or take sides. Their key attributes are – consensus building, clear effective communication and common sense. In the unlikely event parties are unable to reach an agreement, the dispute can still continue through the courts.