Civil Mediation

Civil Mediation

Civil Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process used to resolve disputes in civil cases. Mediating a civil dispute avoids law suits in court, which are expensive, unpredictable and time consuming.

 

The process allows for those in dispute to be in the same room at the same time with a mediator to ensure the process is fair and everyone has a say in the outcome. Some common areas of civil disputes include:

People in dispute having a civil mediation with a mediator
  • Neighbourhood/community disputes
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Boundary disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Slander
  • Small claims
  • Inheritance, wills and probate
  • Human rights
  • Disability
  • Transportation disputes

Mediators charge based on the number of participants, the number of issues to be resolved and  the time commitment invested (including time to read documents, photocopying, travel and accommodations).   Most mediations are completed within one day.