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Mediation 

Mediation offers a quick and cost effective option to resolve employment and commercial disputes. Equilaw can also provide neutral evaluation to identify potential weaknesses in your disagreement.

Disputes are sometimes an inevitable part of doing business. Equilaw offers a mediation service as a confidential, quick and cost-effective option to resolve any type of dispute you may be involved in.

Mediation is a structured discussion between parties in dispute. The mediator is neutral and impartial. The mediator does not make findings of fact. The mediator does not decide who is right and who is wrong.

The parties are encouraged to work through their dispute and identify possible solutions. If agreement is reached, it can be reduced to a legally binding contract. Mediation is confidential. What is said in mediation cannot be used outside the mediation process, and cannot be given in evidence.

Mediation can provide more flexible outcomes, faster, and with less expense than traditional litigation processes. Mediation is especially useful where a personal, professional or business relationship is at risk.
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Employment Disputes

Facilitated discussions and mediation can be of great assistance where there are problems in the employment relationship. Concerns can be explored in a confidential and structured discussion. If discussions are fruitful a written agreement can be entered into.
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Commercial Disputes

Commercial disputes often need to be resolved quickly and cost effectively. Ongoing relationships are an important consideration in any commercial dispute. Mediation and facilitated discussion can assist in identifying problems and potential solutions, and can provide more timely and cost effective outcomes than contested litigation.
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Neutral Evaluation

Neutral evaluation allows parties in dispute to seek a neutral opinion about the possible outcome of contested litigation. Parties may be assisted in identifying potential weaknesses in their case. Neutral evaluation is generally faster and more cost effective than contested litigation. Neutral evaluation is confidential and is not legally binding.