Usage of Mediation

Why is Mediation not used more often?

  • Because Mediation is still relatively new; - some people are suspicious of it, many have not even heard of it.
  • The English and Scottish courts have issued practice directions which include ADR. 
  • A national scheme (the National Mediation Helpline) which the Academy was a provider to  was  set up by the Ministry of Justice. This has been replaced by the Civil Mediation Directory.
  • There are now in-house court mediators in the small claims court.
  • We have many instances of one side wanting mediation, and the other side refusing. If you have this problem, then please contact us, and we will try to persuade the other side of the advantages of mediation; there is no charge for this service.