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  • Writer's pictureEd Johnson

Tired of litigation? Try cheap mediation

With the continued backlog of cases mediation is now more than ever the best choice to find a resolution for your dispute.  Get your dispute resolved now so you can really concentrate on what’s important and what deserves your time and energy.

Northwest Mediation continues to use Zoom, Skype and FaceTime as well as the phone and emails to resolve disputes should we add we also do live in person mediation too!  So please do not feel that you cannot contact us if you would like to mediate but wish to do so remotely.

Tired, exhausted, end of the tether, all words used by clients coming to mediation about the legal system.

Not simply in family mediation but in civil as well, the legal system is creaking, cracking and failing to deal with cases in a timely manner and in most cases resulting in more harm than good for all involved.

When clients come to mediation there’s often some element of mental strain or exhaustion they are already suffering from due to the length of time the dispute (whatever it is) has been ongoing, it’s not necessary for the problem to have been going on for years, for some clients a few weeks of upset can feel like forever.  Self care is all the more important as we all struggle with information coming at us from all sides, one of the joys of mediation is letting clients progress at a pace they are comfortable with and not pushing them on simply because it feels like they have had long enough (or one of them feels that way).  Taking time in mediation is critical things cannot be rushed or attitudes don’t change. 

We are trying to train clients for the future so they know how to cope better with problems, it’s sometimes where having been through CBT helps, knowing that there are skills to employ for better results in all areas of life is what keeps me coming back to help clients.

If you want cheap mediation in Manchester, or the northwest you know where I am.

The reason I talk about exhaustion is because this week I’m there, I’ve been working on a project for what seems like forever, and still have more to do, but the end is in sight.  There will be much moaning in a few weeks if the project does not pass muster.

I’ll resume normal service later this month.

The three pillars of mediation remain it’s voluntary (at the moment), it’s confidential, the mediator is impartial and independent, by using those pillars to support your work the parties keep control, save costs, save time and energy and reduce stress. 

In person or via electronic media as we’ve said before choose to mediate early and resolve your issues effectively, timeously, and with less stress and costs than going to your solicitor so you can get out choose a different path, not quite the road less travelled but perhaps the path less adversarial. You have an interest in the outcome the sooner you get round the mediation table the quicker you can move forward and avoid the grilling a cross examination in court would put you through.

By having a deep and meaningful discussions with parties the mediator elicits what the true “red-lines” are and where there is the potential for compromise, it is with this structured period of reflection that the parties are then able to reach an accord.

The flexible nature of mediation and the possible outcomes make it an ideal way to resolve disputes in an ever-changing world and the open nature of discussions in mediation whilst remaining confidential allows all sides to engage fully in the process and understand the needs of all involved allowing parties to reach a conclusion which both sides can live with and move on.

There are so many situations which could have been resolved by early intervention of mediation it continues to surprise me the lengths the public will go to avoid referral.

Whether you need a mediator to help out with a construction matter in the Northwest, or council’s plans in Cheshire, a civil mediator in London, a commercial mediator in Manchester, a dispute resolution for your family in Liverpool, a neighbourhood mediation in Stockport, then our mediators at Northwest Mediation can help.

Mediation is cheaper, quicker and less stressful than running any case to court, it can help with any dispute whether it's an employment issue or the sale at an under value of a property, a fight with a neighbour, family issues, commercial disputes, civil mediation or inheritance, wills and probate arguments contact me at Northwest Mediation on 0161 667 4418 or via email at

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