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What does the mediator actually do?

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Mediation

Mediation

Mediation is a common form of alternative dispute resolution in commercial disputes. The parties, usually accompanied by their legal advisers, meet with a mediator to attempt to reach a settlement. The mediator is an independent third party whose role is to facilitate negotiations and settlement between the par
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Arbitration

Arbitration

Arbitration is often used as a quick and relatively inexpensive way to settle contract disputes.  It can be final and binding if the parties so agree.  Resolution of a contractual dispute by Arbitration is frequently agreed to by the parties entering into a contract. Contracts usually include
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Adjudication

Adjudication

Adjudication is currently used almost exclusively in the construction and engineering industry. The Adjudicator is usually a construction or engineering expert or barrister specialising in technology and construction law appointed to give an opinion on the issue (sometimes technical) to allow work to carry
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Expert determination

Expert Determination

Expert Determination is a procedure in which a dispute or a difference between the parties is submitted, by agreement of the parties, to one (or more) experts who make a determination on the matter referred to it or them. The determination is binding, unless the parties agreed otherwise and may hav
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Expert evaluation

Expert evaluation

Expert evaluation is similar to expert determination but as the process suggests it is an evaulative process not a determiniative one.. The expert’s decision is not binding but can be considered advisory. This is known as Expert Evaluation. Although not binding the evaluation often forms the basis o
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Facilitated negotiation

Facilitated negotiation

This process is very similar to the Mediation process except that the negotiation process will be more actively progressed by the input of the experienced legal facilitator.  The Facilitator employs the same skills as a Mediator and shuttles back and forth between the parties helping each p
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A mediator is an independent and neutral facilitator who will help resolve a variety of commercial, contract and negligence disputes and in employment situations disciplinary or grievance issues by examining the symptoms of and motivations for conflict.  The Mediator initially receives from the parties' short summaries and perhaps some evidence regarding the dispute and then calls each party before the hearing to introduce him/herself. At the Mediation the Mediator begins by getting both parties to explain their case.  In private sessions each party is helped by the Mediator to explore the strengths and weaknesses of their case, the facts and issues most important to you.  The Mediator will help individuals to understand their needs, each other's viewpoints, explore options and facilitate an agreed solution to their issues.  Only where a party agrees will the Mediator carry information across to the other party. The Mediator works through the process to assist parties to identify possible solutions that might lead to an agreement which can be drawn up and signed on the day and can enable a positive framework for a working relationship in the future. 

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