mediation is a process that brings together those in conflict to let them work together to address it.
unlike going in front of a third party decision maker to impose an outcome, mediation offers those directly involved in a dispute the chance to decide their own outcome.
this can allow for creative resolutions that can be more sustainable, comfortable + practical.
it can also allow non-legal aspects of an issue, like ongoing relationships, to be taken into account.
unlike traditional negotiation, the mediation process is facilitated by a third party - the mediator - who does not have an interest in any particular outcome and helps consider the resolution of the matter in a way that meets the interests of the parties.
a mediator is not a lawyer.
the mediator can often add value by having experience in this subject matter of the conflict.
mediation itself can occur with self-represented parties, with the involvement of legal representation or a mix of both.
marc bhalla is an experienced mediator who holds the most senior designation available to practicing mediators in canada - the chartered mediator (c.med) designation of the adr institute of canada.it was bestowed upon him in spring 2016 following marc being designated a qualified mediator (q.med) in 2013.