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Beyond the courtroom: Using mediation in legal practice

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Law in a nutshell

“I’m going to have my day in court and tell them what I think of them!” That may well be the intention, but it can be very expensive, a judge may not allow that to happen, and the outcome may not be assured. Mediation offers a voluntary alternative to litigation, court cases or other formal processes, allowing parties to reach a legally binding settlement in a typically day-long process facilitated by a mediator.

What's covered?

An introduction to mediation including why and where it is used, the benefits it has on the parties involved and deciding on when to use it in practice.

Estimated length

20 mins

Recommended knoweldge level  

Beginner

Knowledge check

3 questions at the end to check your understanding