Mediation

Mediation

At Stenning & Associates, we promote the view that legal action should be the last resort in resolving disputes;

Mediation is an alternative.

It allows the parties to the dispute, assisted by a trained mediator, to seek an outcome for themselves. The obvious advantages are speed, economy, certainty, and informality, but also additional positive outcomes may be achieved:

  • You may be able to explore issues that go beyond those a court could consider.
  • You may be able to devise solutions which include elements a court could not or would not apply.
  • You may be able to rescue valued relationships for the future.

At the very least, you may be able to reach a solution that you can live with even if it is not your ideal solution.

Litigation and subsequent court proceedings is a highly structured system where the judge will hear the evidence, apply the law, and reach a decision based on the application of strict legal principles; sometimes to the detriment of all parties. A court will only answer the specific questions posed in the litigation and it is frequently an expensive, time consuming, stressful and uncertain process.

Please download our Guide to Mediation.

If you would like to learn more about mediation at the Cayman Mediation Centre please click here.