MEDIATION, WHAT & WHY?

What is „Mediation“?

The mediator creates the framework that enables the parties to enter a solution oriented dialogue. The mediator secures the structure of the discussion to that the parties resolve together the conflict.

For lawyers mediation is an extra opportunity to assist their clients.

Voluntary

  • Each mediation is voluntary, also the legal mediations.
  • Each party can at each moment leave the negotiationtable without any harm for his position.

Engaged

  • The parties must cooperate in a constructive way towards a solution.
  • If the mediator is confronted with any party opposed to the mediation, he can stop immediately the mediation.

Confidential

  • Any detail that comes up during the mediation process is confidential and cannot be used in eventual later legal procedures. This guarantees great flexibility.
  • Existing documents preceding the mediation remain confidential.

Independent, impartial and neutral mediator

  • The mediator may not be influenced by the participants or third parties.
  • The mediator has no judgment or preference towards any party.
  • The mediator is not steering the solution, yet actively supports the parties towards a solution.

Why mediation?

Conflict solution in own hands

  • By choosing mediation the conflicting parties keepsthe solution in own hands and are not depending on an external judgment (Judge).
  • It creates alarge acceptance of the solution and an unprompted execution of the agreement.

Legally enforced

  • Once a mediated agreement is reached between the parties, a formal settlement is signed by all, including the mediator.
  • A simple legal procedure this settlement is converted into an enforceable title.

Cost and time efficient

  • In a classical judicial procedure the parties have no clear view on the final cost and timetable. which may last many years. A mediation process takes maximum a few months, with a cost significantly less compared with a legal case, also split between the parties.

Inter Partes Mediation has Offices in Brussels, Leuven, Dessel, Gentbrugge, Hasselt, Tongeren and Wemmel.

Administrative office:
Inter Partes Mediation,
Gouv. Roppesingel 15 Bus 1.1,
B 3500 Hasselt.

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