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Pursuing mediation as an alternative to litigation

On Behalf of | Mar 26, 2020 | Business Law

When it comes to solving breaches of contract and other business disputes, mediation can be an effective means of resolving disputes amicably. Businesses seeking to serve the interests of their own companies often find themselves in disagreement for reasons ranging 

Working for the benefit of each disputing companies

Parties who are in dispute will often find a neutral counsel to provide guidance, informed opinions and expert advice during conversations regarding a conflict. This neutral person can mediate and manage the proceedings without legal obligations for each party involved, which allows for greater flexibility and candor in discussions. Whether it’s for a contract or a labor dispute, the mediator can provide creative solutions for the contentious scenario. Here are four reasons why mediation is such a useful tool for solving business disputes:

  • It preserves the working relationships between disputing entities by avoiding litigation and adversarial conditions of dispute. 
  • Mediation preserves the privacy of negotiations between business entities by keeping discussions out of the public arena during litigation. 
  • By arrangement, mediation seeks to create a collaborative environment where disputing entities can work jointly to solve areas of conflict and dictate the conditions of their interactions without the legal obligations of a court case.
  • The cost of mediation is often lower than litigation because each entity is seeking to resolve their disputes as expediently as possible. 

Finding the best resolution for continued business

For those businesses that want to preserve working relationships with another company, mediation can be a significant step in keeping that interaction civil and professionally productive. If your company has a dispute it would like to solve in a less adversarial environment, contact a lawyer with experience in dispute mediation and business law.