Mediators at XXIV Old Buildings
XXIV Old Buildings is able to provide mediators experienced both in the analysis of complex legal problems and in handling sensitively and effectively the parties involved.
Mediation offers you the opportunity to conclude disputes more quickly and cheaply than by way of litigation or arbitration. It is often referred to as “assisted negotiation”. This is because a neutral third party (the mediator) assists the parties to come to an agreement. Everything (including any agreement) prepared for or said at a mediation is confidential.
Mediation is the predominant form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”). The main advantages of mediation over litigation is that there are no constraints on the ambit of the confidential discussions and the client is fully involved in the process. The whole process is also private and confidential.
In civil litigation the English courts now actively encourage mediation and may penalise a party in costs for an unreasonable refusal to engage in ADR.