What is mediation?

  • (noun): The act of mediating.
    Synonyms: intermediation
    See also — Additional definitions below


Mediation, as used in law, is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between two or more parties with concrete effects. Typically, a third party, the mediator, assists the parties to negotiate a settlement. Disputants may mediate disputes in a variety of domains, such as commercial, legal, diplomatic, workplace, community and family matters.

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Some articles on mediation:

Civil Mediation Council - Mission, Vision & Values
... The Civil Mediation Council (CMC) aims to be the voice of mediation ... Mission To inspire all sectors of society to use mediation when managing and resolving disputes Aims Excellence To promote the highest standards of skill, conduct and integrity in mediation To enable access ...
Civil Mediation Council
... The Civil Mediation Council (CMC) is the recognised authority in England and Wales for all matters related to civil, commercial, workplace and other non-family mediation ... the judiciary, the legal profession and industry on mediation issues ... association of Members established in April 2003 by mediation providers, independent mediators, leading academics, legal professional bodies and ...
Legal Case Management - Case Management and The Regulation of Mediation in Australia
... With the new program, judges can refer the parties to a court registrar for mediation ... any matter arising out of them to a mediator or an arbitrator for mediation or arbitration as the case may be… ... In Australia, mediation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method is designed to avoid resorting to formal court-based adjudication and is ...

More definitions of "mediation":

  • (noun): Negotiation to resolve differences conducted by some impartial party.