Mediation is the best choice for you, if
You would prefer a sustainable solution for your dispute and like to keep your relationship afterward.
You are frustrated by the lengthy judicial process and prefer not to spend your time in court.
You would like to be heard during the dispute resolution process and actively participate in it.
You would rather spend your valuable time on your productive activities without the stress of a hard and expensive dispute resolution process.
Our Services for you
You can choose mediation as the method of dispute resolution at the beginning of any sort of collaboration and agreement and enjoy from our mediation services when the occasion comes. Our consulting team will guide you to introduce mediation into your legal framework, business agreement, dispute resolution mechanism of your organization, etc.
You can benefit from our Mediation Services in all of your disputes, including but not limited to Business, Family, Organizational, etc. Our mediators are prepared to provide you with this service in our office, your chosen location or online. We provide a space for collaboration and understanding for you by facilitating the dialogue and negotiation process.
Ashtin Mediation Institution periodically holds professional mediation training courses and the participants are certified afterwards. The contents of these courses are developed along with international principals and standards regarding mediation training. We hold various off-line and on-line courses for interested individuals and organizations..
Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method in which a neutral third person listens to the parties’ description of their conflict and assists them in finding an agreeable solution for their dispute. The mediator is only a facilitator of the process and does not decide for the parties. The mediator is a skilled professional who has passed training courses on the theory and practice of mediation, and unlike traditional mediators, does not gain her/his position from social status.
- Both mediation and arbitration are Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods, but they differ in some aspects:
- Arbitration ends with the arbitrator’s decision on the award, but the mediation process ends with the parties’ mutual decision and agreement on a solution.
- The arbitration’s final goal is fulfilling the rights and proceeding based on the facts of the case, but the main goal in mediation is restoring the parties’ relations and unveiling the root of the conflict.
- The arbitration process could last for months or even years, while the mediation process guides the parties to a mutual settlement in a couple of weeks.
- Arbitration’s outcome is win-lose and enforced by the law, but the outcome of mediation is win-win and therefore constrained by the will of the parties.
The judicial process leads to the judge’s verdict, but the mediation process ends with the parties’ mutual decision of the on a settlement.
The justice system focuses on restoring justice and settling the dispute, and the process is based on the facts of the case. At the same time, mediation aims to restore the parties’ relations and clarify the root of the conflict.
The litigation process and the verdict’s execution could take more than a year, while mediation guides the parties to an agreeable solution in a couple of weeks.
The outcome of litigation is win-lose, and it’s enforced by the law, but the mediation process results in a win-win agreement, and therefore it’s enforced by the will of the parties.
Mediation costs much less compared to arbitration and litigation, and it results in a shorter period.
By using effective communication skills, the mediator guarantees the fairness of the process and the conduct towards the parties. The neutrality of the mediator reflects in her/his equitable behavior towards each party. The mediator does not accept conditions for support from external actors that would influence the mediation process in favor of one party.
Participation in mediation is voluntary; parties can leave the process any time, and the mediator can’t force them to continue with the process.
The parties are the experts of their conflict, and the proper solutions are in their hands; therefore, the mediator does not decide for them.
In general, the principles of our Code of Conduct govern the mediator’s authority during the mediation process.
Each one of the following could be your reason for choosing mediation:
- Wanting a solution for your dispute that can last
- Keeping your relationship after the conflict resolution process
- Avoiding the long process of litigation and/or arbitration
- Actively participating in the conflict resolution process and being heard
- Saving on time and money spent on the process
Depending on the nature of the conflict, the number of the parties, and the level of their participation during the process, the mediation process takes a couple of weeks.
All conflicts could be referred to mediation by the will of the parties, and there are no limitations regarding the nature of the conflict.
The mediation process is based on consent and agreement of the parties, and they can put the outcome of the process in a legally binding framework or not.
Our legal team at Ashtin can prepare a settlement agreement by the parties’ will, and this settlement is enforceable in any court of law.