Civil, Commercial and Corporate Mediation
Mediation is an alternative method of resolving and managing conflicts with core principles of willingness, confidentiality and neutrality. The professionally trained mediator or mediators work to channel communication between parties. They safeguard the clients’ control to propose solutions and make decisions with regards to the disagreement. This process avoids delegation to a third party – judge or arbitrator – who is never able to understand the case as well as the participants.
In mediation there’s a mutually beneficial dynamic, which tends to generate the most stable and long-lasting solutions. The aim is also to see an improvement and transformation of relationships between the parties in disagreement.
The first session, free of any obligation to proceed, is a 15-20 minute long informative session. Its sole purpose is to provide a better understanding of mediation and from there you may decide whether you’d like to move forward or not.
The cost of mediation is always significantly less than a lawsuit and it is statistically proven that solutions are more stable and longer lasting. This also contributes to lowering future costs as it can avert the emergence of new conflicts or their escalation.
Mediation is suitable for any area where conflict can appear, whether to avert it or to tackle it after it has arisen. For example:
• Business environment: family businesses, internal communication within a company, other organisations.
• School setting: managing disputes between students, between teachers and students, and between teachers and parents.
• Family environment: decisions regarding children, divorces and separations, modifying arrangements, assigning guardianship and shared custody, distributing estates, appointment of guardians in disability cases, making decisions regarding disabilities, etc.
• In the community: disagreement resulting from cohabitation within homeowners’ associations, including dealing with intercultural disagreements.