Maximizing Benefits Through Mediation

Mediation offers a streamlined, less formalized alternative to traditional court proceedings. Its simplicity and informality not only make it a more cost-effective option but also allow for quicker resolution.
A Step-by-Step Guide

Embarking on the
Mediation Journey

Mediation eschews the need for legal representation, complex formalities, or the initiation of court cases. Here’s an overview of the straightforward mediation process.

STEP 1Initiate Contact

Reach out to us either through our online form or via telephone. Our team will provide comprehensive answers to your queries and assess if your case is appropriate for mediation.

STEP 2Application Process

Submit your mediation application, which can be conveniently completed online on our website, or download and send us the filled form via email or standard mail.

STEP 3Establishing the First Connection

Upon receiving your application, a mediator will get in touch with you. They will confirm the application, discuss your case, explain the next steps, and forward a preliminary mediation agreement.

STEP 4Engaging the Other Party

The mediator will approach the opposing party, outlining the benefits and fundamental principles of mediation. They will seek their consent to commence the mediation process and extend an invitation for participation.

STEP 5Scheduling Mediation Sessions

The mediator will coordinate to schedule a mutually convenient time for the mediation meeting(s). These sessions can also be conducted online if needed.

STEP 6Crafting the Agreement

The mediator drafts a comprehensive agreement encapsulating the resolutions reached by both parties and prepares an official record of the mediation proceedings.

STEP 7Legal Endorsement of the Agreement

If required, parties can petition the court to formally recognize the mediation agreement. This step gives the agreement legal enforceability.

STEP 8Successful Resolution

With the completion of the mediation process, the only step remaining is the implementation of the agreed-upon terms by the involved parties.

A Seamless

Venue Flexibility

Mediation sessions can be held at any neutral location, whether within the country or internationally. If a direct meeting is not preferred, indirect mediation options are available, where the mediator communicates separately with each party. Additionally, mediation can be facilitated through electronic communication.

Consent Requirement

There’s no need for you to seek the other party’s agreement for mediation. This task is managed by the mediator, who will reach out to the other party on your behalf.


Frequently Asked

In this section, we address the most common queries related to the mediation process, providing clarity and insight into how mediation works.
Understanding the Costs of Mediation
  • Contractual Mediation: When mediation is initiated based on an agreement between the involved parties and the mediator, the mediator sets the cost. This approach offers flexibility in determining fees.
  • Court-Referred Mediation: In instances where the court refers a case to mediation, the fees are regulated and fixed, eliminating any discretion in pricing. Mediation, by its nature, is designed to be a more economical alternative compared to arbitration or traditional court proceedings.
Who Pays for Mediation?

The financial responsibility for mediation generally falls on both parties equally, fostering a sense of shared investment in the process. However, there can be variations based on mutual agreements. In some cases, the party proposing mediation might offer to bear the entire cost, though equally shared expenses are more typical.

The Mediator’s Role and Responsibilities

A mediator plays multiple vital roles, starting with encouraging parties to engage in dialogue and negotiation. Their primary aim is to facilitate healthy communication and guide parties towards consensus. Mediators do not provide solutions but support parties in discovering them, aiding in the journey towards a mutually agreeable resolution.

The Principle of Voluntariness in Mediation

Mediation is fundamentally a voluntary process. It requires the explicit consent of the disputing parties, not only for the mediation to commence but also regarding the selection of the mediator, the mediation method, and the agreement’s content. Parties maintain the right to withdraw from mediation at any stage, underscoring its non-coercive nature.

Duration of the Mediation Process

The length of mediation varies based on the dispute’s complexity, the parties’ engagement, and the mediator’s methodology. Solutions may emerge from a single session, typically around three hours, or across multiple meetings. In some cases, parties and mediators might engage in extensive day-long discussions to resolve the issue in a single extended session.

Requirement for Parties’ Meeting in Mediation

Personal meetings between parties are not always necessary. Mediation can adopt an indirect approach where the mediator interacts separately with each party, facilitating a dialogue and negotiating agreement terms. The physical meeting of parties typically occurs during the final agreement signing.

Qualifications to Become a Mediator

A mediator is often a trained specialist in conflict resolution and communication, equipped with the skills and knowledge essential for guiding parties to an agreement. This includes expertise in applying various mediation techniques, emotional intelligence, understanding of conflict dynamics, and familiarity with legal principles for drafting legally compliant agreements. A mediator’s specialized knowledge in the specific subject matter of the dispute can also be beneficial.

Handling Non-Consent for Mediation

It’s not uncommon for parties initially reluctant to mediate to change their perspective after understanding the process’s benefits, often facilitated by the mediator’s explanations. Should mediation be proposed by one party without prior consent from the other, the mediator takes on the role of reaching out, explaining the mediation process, addressing concerns, and potentially arranging an initial meeting. The commencement and continuation of mediation hinge on both parties’ agreement.


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53-332 Wrocław
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