I’ll see you out of court! Alternative options for resolving legal disputes

While some courts require mediation before trial, it is generally undertaken voluntarily. Mediation is always non-binding, meaning the mediator has no power to decide the case. The mediator’s sole role is to try and negotiate a settlement that both parties can live with, though neither party may be particularly happy about.  Mediators engage in “shuttle diplomacy” between parties, who remain in separate rooms, attempting to broker settlements by discussing the relative strengths and weaknesses of each parties’ case along with the inherent risks and costs of litigation.   Read the article…………


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