small claims

Small Claims Mediation – A brief overview & useful tips.

Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in which a neutral third party communicates between the parties to assist in their negotiations for settlement. It is a confidential procedure that provides the parties an opportunity to present offers and attempt to reach a settlement, without influencing the court process if the matter does eventually settle at a final hearing (also referred to as ‘without prejudice’).