Mediation: Overview (UK)

This note provides an overview of the mediation process. It explains what mediation is and what happens at a mediation, as well as considering agreements to mediate, the role and liability of the mediator, and confidentiality and privilege.

It also looks at the benefits of mediation, including the costs consequences of failing to mediate, its suitability for different cases and how to persuade parties to mediate in the light of current judicial attitudes to mediation.

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