Going to Court: The Downside
If you are unfortunate to find yourself involved in a court case, you will soon discover as a litigant that:
- You have lost control of the process
- You won’t understand a lot of what is going on
- You’ll be wondering what you are paying for
- No one will be able to predict the outcome with certainty
- Even if you win, you will never get 100% of what you want (sometimes a lot less)
- There is always a downside in terms of cost, time, stress and wasted resources
- You cannot choose the judge
- There may be no end in sight. Even if you win, the other side may appeal again and again
The Role of Mediator
The Mediator is neutral and remains impartial during the Mediation.
Unlike a judge, the Mediator does not decide who wins and who loses. Rather, the Mediator works with you and the other party to your dispute. The Mediator's role is to help both of you achieve a result that you are both satisfied with.
A successful Mediation should bring your court case to an end. You will then be able to get on with your life and your business. In the case of a business dispute, you may even be able to continue your business relationship with each other.
I would like you to choose me as your Mediator because
- I have the qualifications - I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator
- I understand the law
- I am a good communicator
- I am a good listener
- I am empathic
- I will help you understand the shortcomings of going to court