JA Legal helps parties resolve disputes amicably by acting as a neutral third-party mediator.

In mediation, the parties are helped to reach a mutually acceptable decision, which serves to be non-binding on them. Due to the long-drawn and expensive nature of court proceedings, mediation can be a very strong option for parties to reach a settlement.

Many times, especially in family or commercial disputes, the opposing party is a part of your flesh and blood, a parent, a sibling, a child, or a spouse. Due to this sensitive nature of the relationship, both parties may be disinclined to favor litigation in the courts, and so the matter can unnecessarily remain unresolved. So sometimes mediation is the best solution for such cases since the mediator plays a proactive yet guiding role in the journey to the best possible outcome.

Mediation is a completely confidential procedure, and in the odd scenario where it fails and court proceedings are required, nothing said or disclosed within the mediation sessions, would be admissible in court. Mediation sessions are usually a combination of joint and private sessions, for the mediator to aid the parties as best as possible.

In many jurisdictions Alternative Dispute Resolution (‘ADR’) which includes mediation is becoming obligatory before heading to a court since its nature is such that allows more innovative and flexible solutions that may represent justice for the parties better.

The JA Legal team is well-conditioned to handle disputes via mediation and would recommend it as a first step in some sensitive cases.

Responsibilities of Mediation Lawyer

Assessing Suitability: The first responsibility of our mediation law firms is to determine whether mediation is a suitable option for the client’s specific case. This involves evaluating the nature of the dispute, the willingness of the parties to engage in mediation, and the potential benefits of pursuing this method over litigation.

Client Representation: Alternative dispute resolution law firms represent their clients throughout the mediation process. They provide legal advice, guide clients on their rights and responsibilities, and ensure that their interests are protected during negotiations.

Preparing for Mediation: Before the mediation sessions commence, mediation lawyers help their clients prepare by gathering relevant documents, evidence, and information. They also assist in formulating a clear and comprehensive mediation strategy.

Choosing a Mediator: dispute resolution law firms often play a role in selecting the mediator for the case. They consider factors such as the mediator’s expertise, neutrality, and familiarity with the subject matter to ensure a fair and impartial process.

Conducting Mediation Sessions: During the actual mediation sessions, mediation lawyers act as intermediaries between the parties. They facilitate communication, help identify common ground, and work towards finding mutually acceptable solutions to the dispute.

Drafting Agreements: When an agreement is reached, our attorney mediators assist in drafting a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of the resolution. This document is often referred to as a settlement agreement or mediated agreement.

Legal Compliance: Our alternative dispute law form ensures that any agreements reached in mediation comply with applicable laws and regulations. They also advise clients on the enforceability of these agreements in case of future disputes.

Confidentiality: Maintaining the confidentiality of the mediation process is crucial. Mediation lawyers ensure that all discussions and information shared during mediation remain confidential, fostering a safe environment for open dialogue.