Mediation is an alternative form of conflict solving. The mediator is neutral and unbiased and helps people to resume their conversation and look for their underlying interests.
A mediator supports parties in their search for creative, future-oriented solutions, with eye for their mutual interests. The results are recorded in a settlement agreement.
Advantages of mediation
A court case is expensive, takes time, and is often unpredictable. The relationship between parties usually does not improve from a court case. Especially when parties want to continue their relationship in spite of their conflict (such as in partnerships, long-standing contracts, high mutual investments) mediation is a good alternative. Parties are in control of the outcome, find a solution that meets both parties’ interests and they are able to maintain a workable relationship.