Mediation Awareness Week

October 9, 2017


What is Mediation?

Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court, and is one of several tools used by good and experienced litigation solicitors. An independent third party-mediator helps in facilitating a resolution to the dispute.

What does a Mediator do?

The mediator does not act as a judge or express a legal opinion on the dispute.  His or her role is to help the parties to reach a resolution and avoid what can be a lengthy and time-consuming trial and the risks that entails. In some cases, a trial is necessary and mediation is not appropriate. A good litigator will be able to recognize those cases.

What is the process?

Mediation is a voluntary process and will only take place if both parties agree. It is also a confidential process where the terms of discussion are not disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing, and this can often be very attractive particularly where an adverse result at trial could have significant consequences in, for example, setting a precedent for the future.

If parties are unable to reach agreement, they can still go to court. Details about what went on at the mediation will not be disclosed or used at any court hearing.

Both parties share the cost of mediation unless some other agreement is reached. It is a cheaper option to a full-blown trial but the parties have the option of trial in the event resolution cannot be achieved.


Contact Our Team
Catherine Burke
View Profile
Damian Phillips
View Profile
Fflur Jones
Managing Partner
View Profile
Gareth Wedge
View Profile
Mark Rostron
View Profile
Nick O’Sullivan
View Profile
Owen John
View Profile
Rhodri Lewis
View Profile
Stephen Thompson
View Profile

I have worked with Darwin Gray for a number of years and the level of service, professionalism and timely response is second to none. I would highly recommend Darwin Gray to any business.”

Becs Beslee
Dice FM Ltd

Darwin Gray have provided us with a first-class service for many years now. They really take the time to understand our business and develop relationships which results in advice and support that is contextualised and effective.”

Rebecca Cooper
ACT Training

We have worked with Darwin Gray for several years and have always found their services and advice to be first class.”

Karen Gale
Stepping Stones Group

An extremely professional and sincere company who make time for your queries and understand the need to break down certain facts and information to ensure everything is understood perfectly. I would highly recommend the company to anyone looking for any type of legal advice”

Gwawr Booth
Portal Training Ltd

PSS has worked with Darwin Gray for many years. We have always received an excellent service. Prompt and professional advice and support.”

Ledia Shabani
Property Support Services UK Ltd

We have used several departments within DG recently and we have been very pleased with an effective, efficient and down to earth service. Very happy thus far and I expect that we will continue to use DG.”

Guto Bebb
Farmers’ Union of Wales

Darwin Gray offer us truly superb services. Very professional, quick and services available bilingually which is very important to us, highly recommend.”

Iwan Hywel
Mentrau Iaith Cymru

My “go to” in urgent and time sensitive cases for direction, support and advice. The team are quick to respond to calls or emails for advice and support on all matters. Always explain complex matters in a way a lay person can easily understand.”

Margot Adams
Guarding UK Ltd