|You are involved in a business dispute and heading to court||If winning in court is the aim, press on.
If finding agreement is the aim, stop and understand mediation.
|Understand that mediation is the smarter choice||Call me on 07900 552 108 to understand: benefits/advantages of mediation; the process, the need to estimate costs/benefits and ranges of outcome from alternative approaches. Mediation vs Litigation
Conclude and next steps.
|Check whether you are now ready to achieve a good outcome from mediation||Work on meeting preconditions for achieving a successful outcome (both parties willing etc). Ready for Mediation?|
|Choose the right mediator||Professionally credible, consider whether specialist subject knowledge required, personality of mediator (approachable, caring, versatile) = you feel you are in good hands. Why choose Embrace?|
|Prepare for mediation||Prepare written mediation submission; organise proof; do your homework (strengths and weaknesses of both sides); agree timing & venue; formalise arrangements & check any other preconditions. (PDF Download)|
|Mediation has happened - agreement successfully reached||Record heads of agreement in legally binding document.|
|Mediation has happened - failed to reach agreement on the day||Decision on whether extending the time in mediation is likely to find agreement, or conclude that the courts must decide rights and wrongs.|
|Agree on timing of further mediation day, or prepare for court action||Decision on whether extending the time in mediation is likely to find agreement, or conclude that the courts must decide rights and wrongs.|
|After mediation concluded||Assess the conduct of the mediation process.|