Mediation is a system designed to deal with disputes between parties as an alternative to Court and Tribunal Proceedings. The system is generally known as Alternative Dispute Resolution or commonly known as ADR.
Mediation is strictly confidential between the parties and is on a “without prejudice” basis that is, if an agreement is not reached, any information made available during the mediation sessions cannot be used in any Court of Tribunal proceedings that may follow.
Mediation is not binding until the parties execute an agreement setting out the terms of settlement that they may arrive at during the process.
Pat Geaney is a qualified accredited mediator in all matters of a civil and commercial nature and has over 26 years’ legal experience as a qualified solicitor.
*Mediators do not provide legal advice to the parties. All parties subject to mediation may opt to obtain their own legal and financial advice before and whilst attending the mediation process.