Comprehensive Mediation Services in Victoria, BC
Mediation is a process whereby a neutral third party (the mediator) assists the parties to resolve their differences by agreement.
The mediator does not act as the lawyer for either party and cannot give legal advice to either party. The mediator’s role is to facilitate so that the parties can reach a mutually agreeable settlement.
Very often parties to a dispute choose to do what is known as a lawyer assisted mediation. The advantage of this route is that the mediator and lawyers and parties are all present during the negotiation, either in the same room or by shuttle negotiation (separate rooms). With everyone, including the legal advisors, present at the same time, it is likely that the case can be fully resolved in one day. In more complex cases possibly an additional day will be needed. This is a very effective dispute resolution procedure.
Benefits of Mediation
The mediation process is both time and cost effective. Some of its benefits are:
- It is less adversarial. This is a co-operative process wherein both parties seek an outcome and settle their differences without counsel.
- Mediation helps both parties. It focuses on the needs of all parties, thus bringing mutually acceptable solutions. It preserves personal and business relationships.
- Mediation can be confidential if the parties wish it to be.
- The outcome is in the control of parties. Mediation identifies and isolates the exact complaints and resolves the obstacles. It does not dwell in the past, but looks to the future and creates a positive environment for parties.
Nicky Reid Law provides professional mediation services in Victoria, BC for parties. Reach out to us if you are planning to settle disputes outside of court.
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We can act as a mediator for you or as a counsel in the lawyer assisted mediation process. Contact us today if you need more information about mediation services in Victoria, BC. We will be happy to assist you.
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