A mediator is a neutral third party who facilitates a conversation between two or more parties in a conflict. A mediator uses his or her skills to bring the parties to a settlement. However, the mediator does not decide what the settlement might be, which remains within the parties’ control. Unlike a judge, a mediator does not provide his or her opinion on the merits of the conflict.
At Phoenix, our ethos is to promote and normalize methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution around the globe, replacing the high costing and time-consuming means of dispute resolution currently being utilized. In pursuit of this aim, we encourage our experts to submit short pieces on any ADR topic of their choice, in order to improve public awareness around methods of ADR, as well as innovating new ideas for the constant development of the industry.