If you came via the home page you will already have heard us talk about the main three reasons why mediation helps people - stress, cost and time.
Never has this been truer than in commercial and many civil disputes. Often Lawyers have already had to get involved and thousands of pounds in legal fees are ramping up - on both sides of the dispute.
The whole legal process takes an enormous amount of time - several months is pretty quick, many cases drag on for years - the stress can be unbearable for many, and that's before you even get to court. Add in the worry of being cross-examined by Lawyers and Barristers, plus the chance that after all that you could lose the case and have to pay legal costs of the other side - there's no wonder the stress can become too much.
The first thing to say about mediation is to reassure you that there's very little to lose and a tremendous amount to gain. If mediation doesn't resolve the issue, then you can still go to court as planned. If, however, mediation does resolve the dispute (which it does more than 90% of the time) then you've saved all of that time, money and stress that was ahead of you. Click here to see our most commonly asked questions and answers.
The most common things we hear people say after mediation? "I wish we'd done this much sooner", "At last I'll be able to move on with my life".