CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL MEDIATION
In the event of
You sever business relations with a partner, payment problems
arise with a customer or supplier, you are unable to agree
with members of your family on the division of an estate,
or clauses in a commercial lease are causing problems between
tenant and owner.
Despite your best efforts, you cannot resolve a dispute or
come to an agreement with a partner, supplier, customer, family
member or neighbour. If your objective is to reach a mutually
agreable solution negociated by yourselves, why not call on
the mediation services offered by your notary ?
Civil and commercial mediation
By acting as mediators who facilitate the negociation process
and help you work out your own solutions, many notaries can
offer you a different way of reaching an agreement.
Mediation is a mean for resolving conflicts which may make
it possible to settle your problems without having to go to
When should mediation be considered?
Whether you have rights to protect or a civil or commercial
claim to pursue, you can turn to mediation for all types of
disputes: to settle business or working relations, or relations
with neighbours with regard to property, for example, or even
for consumer problems.
What is mediation ?
Mediation is a voluntary and cooperative process requiring
goodwill on the part of the conflicting parties. Thus, both
parties must agree to mediation and seek to reach a workable
agreement to settle their dispute to their mutual satisfaction.
Mediation is a fexible process in which the mediator helps
the parties drawn up the rules for the proceedings and decide
how the mediation sessions will be conducted. In this way,
the parties remain in control of the process and the result,
since the mediation process is designated specifically to
meet their needs and allows them to reach a solution acceptable
Over and above conflict resolution, mediation aims to re-establish
communication and relations between the parties and thereby
prevent and future conflicts.
Mediation is conducted in private, in confidence, in a less
formal setting conductive to open and frank communication.