When to recommend Mediation
The management of lengthy litigation cases represents a real challenge for law firms as cases can extend for many years with a steady build–up of professional and secretarial man hours. For smaller law firms this is a particular problem as a single case can take over the entire office and clients may not have the resources to fund fees in advance of the outcome of the case. For large firms with heavy overheads this needs prudent financial management.
Mediation offers a very attractive core client service for law firms, insofar as :
- It is suitable for almost all civil and commercial disputes
- It can be recommended at any stage of a dispute no matter how early or how late.