by Propeller


Mediation is a non-adversarial process conducted on a without prejudice basis. It is an informal and confidential process whereby disputing parties use the skills of the mediator to assist the parties in reaching agreement.

The Mediator works with the parties (sometimes in private) in order to help them properly understand their respective positions as well as reviewing alternatives for settlement. The mediator thus achieves a unique overview of the dispute which can be used to identify ways to reach a settlement.

Mediation should be considered at any time, but especially when it appears to the parties that ongoing discussions are unlikely to be successful and there is a genuine risk of the dispute escalating to time consuming and costly arbitration or litigation.

Fairway has extensive experience of representing both parties in all aspects of the mediation process.

Fairway has experienced mediators who are regularly appointed and who are on the panels of the RICS, TeCSA, CEDR and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.