Non adversarial Lawyers remain engaged, working creatively not destructively in an issues and interests based approach rather than in a rights-based adversarial approach.
Lower cost Mediation is inexpensive, both in financial and emotional terms, compared to a Court process.
Quick Mediation can be arranged at short notice and, following the pre-mediation meetings, can often be concluded in a single day.
Control remains with the parties Mediation belongs to the Parties. The disputing Parties control the content and outcome of the mediation.
Creative solutions The purpose of confidentiality is to provide a setting in which the parties can discuss the facts and issues and explore potential solutions freely and openly without fear that what has been said may be used against them outside the Mediation process.
Protection of privacy Mediation is without prejudice and confidential and allows the parties to explore issues without fear of publicity.
Low risk The parties can explore options in the confidential environment without it precluding the use of a different dispute resolution process should a resolution ultimately not be achieved in Mediation.
Relationship preservation The parties are encouraged to find ways to address their present and future needs, rather than dwell upon who may have been right or wrong in the past. This can be especially successful in preserving relationships that might continue to be productive but which otherwise may become severely strained through an alternative adversarial Court process.