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Mediation

The days of disproportionate legal fees, restrictive, protracted formal legal proceedings, and contentious correspondence, are numbered. Individuals and their lawyers are instead choosing more pragmatic dispute resolution: Mediation is a more cost effective and efficient process which provides considerable latitude to participants to explore infinite solutions, and create a bespoke resolution quickly, in order that they can move forwards.

Mediation removes the ‘win’ or ‘lose’ culture of traditional legal proceedings and is without statutory or financial limitation, so that as the process evolves, solutions can be created on terms that a judge or tribunal would not be able to award. Each settlement arising from a successful mediation is unique, and the undertakings contained therein may allow the repair of civil relations, if desired, which is rarely possible with litigation.

Mediation will facilitate constructive dialogue before matters become too entrenched or frustrated, issues misunderstood or facts embellished, and it will allow parties to understand the nature of the others’ allegations or grievances in a calmer, private and confidential environment, and to more thoroughly explore sensible, enduring solutions.

Mediation also allows participants to conclude a dispute quickly, avoiding the significant delays in the court and tribunal systems due to the backlog caused by COVID (currently said to be upward of two years in many courts), and reduce the inevitable stress and anxiety of those formal legal proceedings.

If you are unsure whether mediation could assist your dispute, or would like further information, please contact us for an informal discussion.

Some of the benefits of Mediation

  • Fast – often being concluded within weeks as opposed to years.
  • Cost effective – see our highly competitive pricing structure! You will only be charged one fixed fee including all preparation and preliminary meetings.
  • Flexible – the Latitude of options available to the participants to include in the agreement is without limit.
  • Private/ Confidential – Participants (and their mediator) sign a confidentiality provision which means it cannot be discussed with others, even after it has been concluded. Keeping your disputes away from the court record, newspapers, work or social media. Mediation is confidential
  • Less confrontational – The mediator will ensure participants respect one another. This often allows participants to maintain relations upon conclusion of the mediation if desirable.
  • Mental Health– Being embroiled in a dispute can be very stressful. Mediation with Latitude will not be.
  • Expert Assistance– Latitude Mediation will always ensure that the most appropriate mediator is used to support you. All of our associated mediators are fully accredited and insured and have significant mediation experience.
  • Equality & Diversity– We want to attract a diverse client base and we therefore reflect that inside our organisation. Our mediators are all equality, diversity & inclusion ambassadors and happy to support those that require further guidance.
  • Dynamic process – Each mediation is unique. Whether online, in-person or blended, the mediation process will evolve throughout the process on the basis of participants desires and the mediators expert advice.
  • Confidence – With Latitude you can ensure the highest levels of expertise and professionalism, ensuring that all participants will be treated fairly and supported throughout the process.