Mediation is a structured process during which a neutral third person (a mediator) assists those involved in disagreement or dispute to work towards finding a mutually acceptable agreement which empowers all parties taking part and he takes tax mediation for what he does. It is a voluntary process.
Solicitors have of course always settled cases for their clients without mediation. Whoever mediation provides a process for those cases which have not settled for whatever reason.
It gets the relevant people – the parties themselves and their solicitors – in the same place at the same time and focusing on the same problem, not just one procedure. In litigation this does not usually happen to the door of the court just before the trial. Cases often do settle at the door of the court, but usually with the disadvantage that a substantial amount of time, energy and legal costs have been spent by all concerned.
The parties are able to get things off their chest without sabotaging the negotiation. Each party can say what they feel, but in a controlled environment.
The parties may feel that they have had their “day in court”, that they have been listened to and understood, by the other side and by the mediator.