In interest-based mediation, the mediator can provide information to the parties but should not provide advice, recommendations or make decisions on behalf of the parties. Instead the mediator assists the parties by facilitating discussions between the parties so they can […]
The outcome of the mediation and the resolution of the dispute is dependent upon the willingness of the parties to the resolve the dispute. The outcome may be a Mediated Agreement by the parties or the gaining of new information […]
The mediation process unfolds as follows:
- All parties agree to mediate.
- Pre-mediation interviews are scheduled and conducted with each party, separately. The purpose of pre-mediation meetings is to discuss the situation and gain insight […]
Any conflict has two or more disputing parties. Mediation is a voluntary process. So it is important that each party agrees to mediate.
If you have no legal representative for your dispute and are wondering how to have the other party […]
When seeking the services of a Mediator:
- Connect with the mediator to discuss your situation.
- Ensure the mediator is a designated Qualified Mediator with relevant training and experience.
- Ensure you and the other party are comfortable with the mediator you […]
You can be represented by a person of your choice, including a lawyer, but that is not required.
Interest-based mediation is the most common form of mediation practised. It is also referred to as “facilitative mediation,” “understanding mediation,” and “assisted negotiation.”
The mediator’s role in this process is to guide the process and to:
- encourage parties to listen actively,
Most disputes may be resolved using mediation. Resolution is dependent upon the parties being willing to try to resolve the dispute and agreeing to have a third neutral party mediate the dispute.