Any person involved in a dispute may contact us directly for initial advice and to discuss how best to proceed if they wish to consider mediation.
One party can propose directly, either to their lawyer or to the other side, that they would like to pursue mediation before fully engaging in litigation.
Alternatively, one of the lawyers involved in the dispute may suggest referring the case to mediation as a means of seeking early resolution.
Once contact details of the parties involved are obtained, we will then approach the other party, if necessary, to seek their agreement to a mediation.
When the preparation has been done, we will agree a date and neutral venue for the mediation with all concerned. Our usual objective is to achieve a settlement on the day.
All parties retain access to legal advice and representation from their lawyers, if they wish, throughout the mediation process, and litigation still remains a final option if desired.
The mediators will initially begin the mediation with an explanation of the basic process. Following this, each side, and/or their representative, is given the opportunity to present their case in a few minutes, in front of the other party, which may include a view of possible solutions.
From then on the parties retire to separate rooms and the mediators will begin the process by seeing each side in private. These confidential sessions continue until such time as a way forward emerges.
By the end of the day, we hope that a solution will have been found to the satisfaction of all involved.
Immediation's fees are agreed before the mediation begins and are shared equally between the parties involved. Unlike litigation, where fees can escalate rapidly and are not directly in your control, with Immediation you know exactly what the fees will be at the outset.
Charges are normally on a per day basis. Most disputes are settled within the working day, although extensions to continue the mediation on the day may sometimes be granted at an additional hourly rate. Occasionally mediations are spread over more than one day, but this will be with the agreement of all parties concerned.
We had tried mediation in the past but didnít get a resolution. This time our experience was quite different as (he) saw beyond the legalities to the real issues that we have had. If he hadnít I donít think that we would have been able to sort this out and reach an agreement. Thank you.
Conflicts can nearly always be resolved where:
If you bring the first, Immediation will help you with the second to move the conflict towards agreement.
Anthony Bagshawe, Director
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Seminars are available on Mediation Skills, Workplace Conflict Management, and Bullying and Harassment. Individual Coaching is also offered for Senior Managers involved in dealing with conflicts.
Immediation Ltd, Hawes, North Yorkshire. DL8 3LU
Tel: 01969 667896