Mediation, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters.
Associates of Arbitration Affairs provides highly qualified, skilled mediators and complete mediation services. Whether mediation is required by contract or parties simply want to submit an existing dispute to mediation, Associates of Arbitration Affairs Mediation Services can provide the mediation support needed and the appropriate mediator for an individual dispute. Our mediators are well-trained in the mediation process, with well-respected professional expertise in business, industry and law.
Process of Mediation is as follows :
One of the hallmarks of mediation is that the process is strictly confidential. Two competing principles affect confidentiality. One principle encourages confidentiality to encourage people to participate, while the second principle states that all related facts should be available to courts. The mediator must inform the parties of their responsibility for confidentiality. Steps put in place during mediation to help ensure this privacy include:
All sessions take place behind closed doors.
Outsiders can observe proceedings only with both parties' consent.
The meeting is not recorded. Publicity is prohibited.