When is mediation appropriate for dispute resolution?
Mediation is appropriate for most commercial, contract, employment and domestic disputes whereby:
- All the parties are willing to come to the mediation, in good faith, and genuinely want to resolve the dispute.
- All the parties can see the potential value, both financial and emotional, of resolving the dispute either prior to a lengthy and expensive court process being commenced, or letting the dispute fester unresolved.
- Ongoing relationships between the disputing parties are important and the value of the dispute is worth the cost involved in a mediation. For disputes up to $15,000 you are most probably better off going to the Disputes Tribunal.