BESA Consult can provide an in-house mediation service, designed to resolve disputes quickly and cheaply. If you are involved in a dispute that has already entered legal proceedings, consider mediation.
Under the court rules, both parties have to show they have tried to resolve the dispute before the start of any trial.
Mediation allows disputes to be settled without the need for expensive - and often time-consuming - adjudication, arbitration or litigation procedures.
A typical BESA mediation will adhere to the following process (during which either party is free to withdraw at any time):
Put simply, mediation is a form of negotiation carried out with the assistance of a neutral third party - ie, the mediator. A voluntary and confidential process that does not in any way prejudice subsequent legal actions, mediation often allows the parties to continue their business relationship post dispute.
Mediations typically last no more than a day, and can cost each party as little as £500.00 + VAT. All costs, including fees, are usually agreed in advance, and can be included in the Mediation Agreement.
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