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Mediation: Comparing Methods of Dispute Resolution

The choice of dispute resolution method depends on the parties priorities. Do the parties want to have privacy and confidentiality with the maximum input and direct influence on the outcome in which case mediation is the answer or do they require minimum “ownership” but with maximum certainty and publicity.

Notwithstanding many of the unattractive aspects of litigation, recourse to the courts is sometimes preferred, especially when a legal precedent is sought.

For the majority of disputing parties however the advantages of speed, reduced costs and privacy are overwhelming.