Our Civil Mediation Service is aimed at resolving Commercial Disputes which will generally be governed by a contract. Such disputes can be referred directly to us or diverted from the courts.
Mediation is a voluntary process and the discussions within the mediation remain confidential. Typically an agreement is reached in about 80% of mediations, however if no agreement is reached the parties can still go to court.
Prior to the mediation the parties will be required to sign an agreement to mediate and to prepare a brief written statement so that the mediator can gain an understanding of the issues. The mediation itself begins with an exchange of opening statements, followed by a period of facilitated negotiations which may take place in private or in open session. The final agreement can be drafted so it is legally binding.
The role of the mediator is to help the parties to arrive at an agreement through constructive dialogue and building consensus, the mediator will not take sides.
Mediation Buckinghamshire has a panel of qualified and experienced Civil Mediators from a range of professional disciplines including the law, construction and surveying.
The cost of a civil mediation will depend on the time required. To find out more you can contact us to talk in confidence to an experienced member of our staff or visit our Mediator Appointment Service page.