Mediation is a process whereby the parties meet with a neutral third party and that neutral third party helps lead the parties to settlement. Iain is a trained mediator and believes that this process can help a lot of people find agreement.
Mediation can be lawyer assisted whereby the parties attend with their lawyers, or it can be unassisted whereby the parties attend on their own. The mediation sessions are conducted on a without prejudice basis meaning the parties can not use those negotiations against each other in court.
Mediation is also a process that works best when the parties conduct themselves with dignity and respect for the other party.