Why should I use Mediation?
At Routh Clarke we have experienced too many times, the frustrations clients feel when they enter the court system. The time delays can be extremely long and as a result the final hearing can sometimes leave them feeling deflated, even when they "win" their case! We believe mediation is a way to speed up the process and gives clients more of an input to the final results, rather than leaving it up to a judge, who has so many factors to weigh up when making the ultimate decision.
Often disputes are down to a misunderstanding and a breakdown in communication, so adding a solicitor and the prospect of court to the mix, can make the situation worse rather than better. This in turn means costs rise as people start being more difficult and more time is spent by solicitors and the courts in trying to resolve it and this leads to increased costs.
Mediation is all about communication and using an impartial person to help people resolve their disputes in a non-confrontational way. This should mean less stress for everyone involved and certainly less money being spent on resolving the dispute.