Commercial Mediation

The commercial mediation process


   The parties produce a position statement for the benefit of the mediator and agree a                bundle of documents to be used during the course of the mediation


   We fix a date for the mediation and a convenient location


   After effecting introductions the parties' representatives, and the parties if they so desire, are invited to prepare a short presentation on the facts of their case and their current position


   The parties are then invited to retire to their rooms, and the mediator then spends time with both parties discussing their case


   The meetings between the parties and the mediator are confidential, and the mediator will only release the confidential information on the specific instruction of the party


    In the meetings the mediator first establishes the facts, the needs of the parties,         and then goes on to introduce various potential ways to settle the matter


   The mediator then facilitates the negotiation leading to a settlement


   The parties sign an agreement to make the settlement from the mediation binding

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Commercial Mediation is about:


• negotiating the best possible commercial settlement on the day

•    having the opportunity to be told and investigate the strengths and weaknesses of    your opponents case

• having someone review the strengths and merits of your own case

• being able to understand the risks that you face if the matter proceeds to litigation

• taking important decisions in a relaxed environment and taking a pragmatic view in the round

• enables you to maintain a balanced view of all parties' positions

•    facilitating a settlement that is acceptable to all parties


Commercial Mediation is not about:


• providing a forum for a judge to make a decision

• threatening the other party and trying to intimidate them into accepting a settlement where you win on all fronts

• reaching agreement on all issues and dealing with all the finer detail

• doing no preparation and just turning up on the day


The commercial mediator's role


• to manage the process during the day

• to ensure that the parties understand the factual matrix to the dispute

• to make the parties realise the strengths and weaknesses of their case

• to provide an atmosphere in which the parties can consider the merits of their case, the risks of the litigation and form a balanced view on an appropriate settlement

• to create  a positivity for the parties where rather than looking back and focusing on the problems, they look forward and focus on the solutions

• to think laterally and to encourage the parties to think laterally to reach a solution

• to create and develop solutions to break the deadlock

• to facilitate a settlement