In addition to face to face mediation meetings, Cogent Mediation is able to offer remote mediations, using telephone, email and virtual meeting rooms (using Zoom software).
Remote mediations are an effective way of resolving disputes where the parties consider that the time and cost involved in a face to face mediation would be disproportionate to the issues. They are also an option where the parties are located some distance from each other, making face to face meetings logistically difficult, or where the relationship between the parties is such that a physical meeting is not possible. Remote mediations can offer a flexible, swift and cost effective alternative to traditional mediations. They can also be used in combination with face to face mediations where discussions extend beyond the timetabled meetings.
In the current circumstances, with Covid-19 making all non-essential travel and meetings difficult, Cogent Mediation is offering remote mediations to all clients, either in place of, or to be used in combination with, face to face mediations.
Please contact us if you are interested in a remote mediation. We would be happy to discuss your case, and can advise whether it is suitable for this approach. We will also be able to give you an estimate of the time and costs involved, depending on the complexity of the issues. Estimates are given on a case by case basis, but please look at the fees page as a guide.