• Mediation saved my costs and helped to avoid an expensive and prolonged litigation.
  • Mediation focused on my long term interests and created options for settlements.
  • Through mediation I opted for more by signing a settlement.
  • At the end of the mediation I actually shook hands with my opponents.
  • Mediation immediately put me in control of both my dispute and its resolution.
  • The law mandates mediation and the courts encourage and endorse it.
  • The mediation process is confidential, simple and the atmosphere is informal.
  • Mediation saved my precious time and energy.
  • Through mediation I could communicate in the real sence with the other side.
  • Mediation showed me the strengths and weaknesses of my case.
  • The mediation process was voluntary and I could even opt out of it any time.
  • Mediaton restored my broken relationship with my opponents
  • Mediation focused on improving my future not on dissecting the past

Disadvantages of legal system



  • Adversary legal system converts parties into opponents and opponents into sworn enemies.
  • Legal cases often fail to identify or address the real issues involved in the dispute which matter to the parties.
  • Lawyers are more concerned with winning than finding out solutions.
  • The legal process actually increases conflict between the parties who come to have their differences resolved. Conflict is treated with increased doses of conflict to hammer out a legal result.
  • For judges and lawyers, cross-examination may be a routine thing, but for the person summoned to the Court standing in the witness box and being grilled by an intimidating person in black robes is nothing less than humiliation. This is the biggest disadvantage of the adversary system which not only prevents parties from coming closer, but in fact increases the bitterness amongst the parties.