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The Rising Importance of Mediation Services in New South Wales

Nov 12th 2015 at 3:29 AM

Mediation is becoming a preferred means than court proceedings to settle civil disputes. This trend is also helping people in New South Wales.

Mediation is a process whereby parties that wish to resolve a civil dispute are aided by an independent professional mediator in finding out solutions. This can be done in the presence of absence of the lawyers of the clients either before or during the court proceedings. Today, more and more people are taking recourse to it not only in case the court proceedings take too long but even in case there is a slight possibility of amicable settlement of disputes which can the save the time of the court.

Mediation in NSW is catching currency because if the increasing number of civil cases. Since it is a time saving, flexible and convenient process, more people prefer it as recourse or even an aid to the court proceedings. It is one malleable and amicable process that assists in identifying what the real issues are. Since the independent mediator is an objective party and is at the disposal of both the parties for their own good, the issues can be discussed at length keeping in mind the interests of both the parties. This throws open a lot many options and solution than any court proceeding would and thus plausible outcomes can be reached.

Mediation is proving to be a very good option for civil suits involving Family Dispute Resolution in Nsw for family or couples. People get a more personalized ground for discussion. Cases for separation of custody of children can be solved with mediation and save the clients much mental and emotional harassment. Mediation also proves to be helpful in cases of workplace matters and wills and estates.

Why more and more people prefer mediation in NSW is primarily for the reason that the outcome is within the hands of the parties themselves and not the in the hands of the court. And it can be done in a way that is convenient to both the parties – in person, over the phone, video conferencing – something that is never possible in court proceedings. This is why it is considered as a better and safer alternative to a court proceeding. And since both the parties come to a feasible outcome, the likeliness of its compliance is much more than in a court order. Thus, it is more effective as neither of the parties suffer.

A mediation service can either be arranged by the parties themselves or by their lawyers after reaching a consensus. It works both ways, with lawyers or without. However, there are a lot of advantages like neutrality, confidentiality, independence, convenience, malleable outcome, efficiency, etc. that one can achieve by outcomes reached through mediation.

Author Bio:

The author himself is a mediator in NSW and has helped his clients solve many a legal case without the intervention of the court for Family Dispute Resolution NSW, please visit

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