Shire Civil & Commercial Mediation
How does Civil & Commercial Mediation work?
Mediation is a flexible, orderly and civilised approach to settling a dispute. By getting the parties together face-to face in a neutral and non-threatening environment Bob focuses on improving understanding and encouraging communication between the people involved.
As Mediator Bob is completely independent of the parties. His aim is to facilitate a negotiated settlement.
Before the mediation can get underway the parties are required to sign a Mediation Agreement which details the participants, confirms the timing, venue and mediation fee and it lays out the basic ground rules for the mediation. For an example of a standard Mediation Agreement follow the following link:
Mediation Agreement Civil & Commercial Jul-09.
Generally a mediation lasts a half or a full day concluding with a written, binding agreement signed by the parties at the conclusion of the mediation.
For a detailed account of a typical civil or commercial mediation process follow this link:
A Typical Civil & Commercial Mediation Process.