If you are involved in a securities arbitration or securities litigation matter, negotiation and mediation may be a practical means to achieve resolution. While litigation is necessary in some cases, mediation often proves to be a cost effective and swift alternative to resolve disputes. The lawyers at Mathews Giberson LLP can help resolve many cases through mediation. We closely analyze the unique facts of each case, draw upon our experience, and counsel our clients on the merits of their case before engaging in negotiation and mediation. Armed with knowledge, we are effective in reaching appealing results for our clients and resolving legal disputes.
Mediation vs. Arbitration – What is the difference
Mediation differs from arbitration in several ways. Arbitration is generally binding, meaning the parties cannot appeal the arbitrator’s decision or take the case to court; however, agreements achieved through mediation are non-binding. If either party is unsatisfied with the outcome of mediation, they have the option to move forward with litigation. In addition, the role of mediators is to facilitate discussions between disputing parties to attain a mutually agreeable settlement, while the primary function of arbitrators is to make a ruling or decision regarding the case, as a judge or jury would in litigation.