What is Mediation?

Alternative dispute resolution or 'ADR' is a name for several dispute resolution processes and techniques, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  These methods are alternatives to litigation and can be less time consuming and more cost-effective than going to court.  Additionally, relationships can be preserved through processes fostering cooperation and compromise, rather than the traditional adversarial means of dispute resolution.

In mediation, a neutral third party (the 'mediator') attempts to assist the disputing parties in finding a resolution to their problem.  The mediator facilitates negotiations between the parties but does not adjudicate the dispute in any way.  Although the mediated outcome is not legally binding, agreements between the parties can be committed to writing and signed, to create an enforceable contract. Mediation can be voluntarily initiated by the parties or ordered by the court.

How can we help?

We offer comprehensive mediation services.  We can provide an accredited mediator or we can assist you to arrange a mediation and act for you on your behalf during the process.

Contact us now to see how Holley Nethercote can assist you.