In addition to family mediation, we can also offer mediation to those who are in dispute with people outside of their family such as a situation where one person owes another money for goods or services which are disputed. 


As with family, we would see each party for a preliminary meeting, establish the nature and value of the claim and discuss how we would then proceed with the mediation.


Once we have seen both parties, we would set aside a day (or a half day in a simple case) to try to help them reach an agreement, which can then be recorded in a binding agreement.  During those meetings, the parties usually sit in separate rooms and are represented by their lawyers but this is not essential and we would discuss this at the assessment meeting.