In my experience, confidentiality is one of the most undervalued but important advantages of #mediation over #litigation.
Confidentiality (and being without prejudice) protects parties from jeopardising any future court claim. This liberates all involved to explore and negotiate terms that they might otherwise refuse to entertain, or at least refuse to reveal to the other party. This is critical to the open and collaborative dynamic that helps make mediation so effective for
Mediation has many well-documented advantages over other methods for resolving civil and commercial #disputes, but which are the most powerful? Control is always important, but in #disputeresolution it can be critical. In this context, parties retain control as they cannot be forced into any resolution or outcome that they are not satisfied with. No judge or arbiter will decide who wins and who loses, nor the terms of the agreement. Rather the mediator works impartially on th