As a business owner or manager, you are may find yourself in a dispute: with your landlord over terms of a lease, with someone who owes you money, with someone you owe money to or with a staff member or colleague.
From time to time such disputes can escalate very quickly and the time consuming, expensive and stressful move towards litigation in the Courts becomes inevitable.
Mediation can help to resolve disputes more quickly, more cheaply and with better results than litigation.
According to a recent study by the European Parliament:
There is a well documented high success rate where disputants engaged in mediation.... saving over €7,500 per dispute
Low Stress & Fast Resolution to your dispute.
All organisations face disputes and conflict from time to time. These disputes can be expensive, stressful and distracting to resolve particularly when the dispute ends up in the courts before a judge. Mediation is a low stress, confidential and cost effective alternative to litigation through the courts but is an underused mechanism for resolving differences.
Why is Mediation not used more often
- Lack of awareness of the benefits of mediation to those in dispute. The dispute could be any of the following : employee / employer, tenant / landlord, customer / supplier, partnership issue
- Professional advisors reluctant to recommend mediation due a lack of understanding
- The “default” position is litigation as parties positions polarise during negotiations
If you are currently engaged in a dispute and looking for an alternative to litigation, we would be delighter to discuss how we can help.