Mediation is of great importance to the society at large,it is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court.
It involves an independent third party - a mediator - who helps both sides come to an agreement.Mediation is a flexible process that can be used to settle disputes in a whole range of situations such as: consumer disputes,matrimonial disputes,some criminal disputes through the process of plea bargain as provided in section 270 of the administration of criminal justice act 2015.
Mediators in most instances are procured by the both parties,in some cases firstly by a party with the incorporation of the other party.
Functions of a mediator
A mediators major function is to help parties achieve a Win Win approach to their dispute.
Importance of mediation
3.helps maintain relationship of both parties
4.Privacy and confidentiality.
It is very important to note that most disputes between parties can be resolved amicably through mediation with the help of a mediator before resorting to court which is usually the last resort.
It is advisable to exhaust every means of dispute reosolution available to you at all times,that is why we have the arbitration centres and multiple door court in Nigeria.
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