Mediation Law in New Zealand

What is mediation?
Mediation is a form of negotiation that is assisted by an independent person (“the mediator”), who controls the negotiation process.  The mediator does not make a decision regarding the dispute (unless the parties agree to this happening) and it is up to the parties to decide the outcome.

What are the advantages of mediation?
Mediation assists with communication between the parties to a dispute and may help to preserve any ongoing relationship between them.

Mediation allows the parties to explore options to resolve the dispute which may be more flexible than the options available to a Judge or an arbitrator if a decision is imposed on them.

Read more: http://mediation-arbitration.nz/mediation-faqs/

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