| Commentary

88 Mediation

| Commentary

88 Mediation1

Mediation, the most popular form of ADR, is a structured negotiation where a third party is appointed by the parties to assist them to resolve their dispute. A mediation can be structured to suit the needs of many different types of dispute but may be particularly appropriate in a relatively small dispute where the costs of an adjudicative process would be disproportionate to the sums involved.

The parties are themselves responsible for reaching agreement; no decision is imposed on them by the mediator and there is no judge or arbitrator to decide issues for them. However, the mediator may

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