Mediation or Court?
Mediation of Disputes
Are you in a legal dispute with someone? There's a good chance your dispute will be resolved through a mediation with the other side. We all know the threat 'I'll see you in court'. While it lacks the same force, in most cases it would be more realistic to say 'I'll see you at mediation.' Getting a court to decide your case is definitely one way of resolving a dispute. However, the vast majority of litigation commenced in court will never reach a final hearing. Most cases will settle beforehand, with the parties coming up with their own solution to their dispute. Commonly, that will be a commercial solution, regardless of legal strengths and weaknesses. Often, it's just too risky and costly to leave the final decision to a judge, magistrate or tribunal member.