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:
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.