Matrix has a strong team of accredited mediators and counsel in mediations across a broad range of specialist areas. Matrix mediators bring their extensive specialist knowledge and litigation experience to the mediation process. They have the ability to absorb information quickly so as to identify the key issues at play between the parties at the mediation stage. Our mediators are approachable and are able to establish a relaxed rapport with clients to put them at ease from the outset.
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party attempts to facilitate a settlement between the parties to a dispute. The process is confidential and, until the parties reach an agreement, without prejudice and non-binding.
Mediation has a high success rate. It allows the parties, assisted by the mediator, to consider options for settlement that may not otherwise be obtained through court proceedings or arbitration. Increasingly, parties to a dispute in court are strongly encouraged to attempt to reach settlement by mediation before the matter is heard. If they are able to mediate before a claim is issued, the saving of court fees, litigation costs, time and resources is considerable.
Members of the Matrix mediation team also have considerable expertise in mediation advocacy. Their background in litigation informs their analysis of the legal dispute between the parties, and their mediation experience and training shapes how they help their clients reach the right settlement in the mediation context.
Our fees are competitive and will reflect the value and complexity of the dispute. We also have the added benefit of being able to offer rooms and facilities at Matrix.