Mediation can be used to resolve a whole range of everyday disputes, including: housing issues, neighbour disputes, boundary disputes, debt claims, employment disputes, contractual disputes, personal injury and negligence claims, as well as community disputes.
Mediation is encountered as a recommended approach to resolving conflict in situations as diverse as the classroom to international level. Within the context of proceedings before a Court or Tribunal, there is ever increasing emphasis on parties to attempt mediation prior to (or during) proceedings. In fact the Ministry of Justice has made it clear that Courts should be the last resort for people involved in Civil or Family disputes.
Mediation is a confidential process for dispute resolution in which the role of the Mediator is that of a neutral facilitator, and not an adjudicator or arbitrator. In the context of mediation the individuals concerned have greater control and responsibility in resolving disagreements, rather than lawyers or the Courts. In this way mediation empowers parties to control the length of the process, the issues they would like to discuss and the outcome.
We offer civil mediation at a range of venues including our Dorchester office, located on Poundbury, and our Weymouth office.
For further information about the civil mediation services we offer, please contact John Walkington, either by telephone on 01305 768888, or by e-mail at email@example.com
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