How Does Mediation Work?

There are a number of stages in the process;

Initial Meeting

Introduction – The mediators will meet with both parties for the first time and explain the process to you both and answer any questions you may have and assess whether they believe,  if  your situation is suitable for mediation or not.

You are seen individually so that we can explore issues with each of you to gain a full understanding of your situation and what you wish to achieve.  This gives you the opportunity to share whatever you wish with us in private and in complete confidence.  We may also ask you to outline what is the best case scenario and the worst case scenario you could imagine as an outcome in your case. We all meet up and you both outline the situation and the issues you wish to address during the mediation process and we draw up an agenda for future session(s).

Follow on Sessions – Mediation sessions are arranged as necessary until all the issues on your agenda have been discussed and you have agreed the way forward.

Written Agreement – Finally we produce a written agreement, which is simply a record of what you both have discussed and jointly signed up to be bound by. It can also be used by your legal representatives as the basis of a  legal agreement.