Mediation is self-determination by arguing parties (without a judge or arbitrator). The mediator is hereby a neutral mediation expert. It is only possible if both parties agree. Parties must have the will to work it out together. With mediation, it is not the mediator who decides for the parties, but it enables the parties to solve the conflict themselves.
Method of our mediator
Our mediator focuses on the process between parties. Our mediator is not above, but between the parties. In doing so, she achieves mutual listening and mutual understanding. As a result, parties are more likely to move from destructive to constructive action. Our mediator not only facilitates the negotiations. Where necessary and if both parties appreciate it, it also has its own contribution as an expert.
What does mediation mean for our mediators?
For the VANDIJK lawyers mediator, mediation means: “invest in the relationship between parties!”. It ensures that negotiations with parties take place with respect for each other’s interests. Achieving a win-win situation is an important goal for our mediator.