Both parties are given information about Mediation and should they agree to continue, they are sent a Background Information Form to complete. In most cases, this will be followed by an information session to clarify whether mediation is the most appropriate way forward for both parties. When the parties have signed an “Agreement to Mediate”, the Mediation begins. All subsequent meetings will involve both parties and all information is shared. (With the exception of contact details on request)
How long does it take?
There is no conclusive answer to this question but most mediations will take between five and ten sessions depending on their complexity. The time frame will almost always be far quicker that pursuing litigation through a Solicitor.
The Role of the Solicitor
Mediation does not usually rule out the need for a solicitor. All parties involved in Mediation are advised to obtain legal advice during the mediation process. We can help you find a solicitor if you need one.