HOW DOES SHUTTLE MEDIATION WIGAN WORK?

Shuttle mediation is a process in which the disputing parties are separated into separate rooms and the mediator shuttles between them in an attempt to assist them in reaching an agreement.

It can be used in situations where there has been domestic abuse in the relationship, where the couple is unable to be in the same room, or where one (or both) of the clients is so intimidated by the other that mediation Wigan is unlikely to succeed if they are sat together.

Certain mediators are opposed to shuttle mediation Wigan. Others view it as an excellent tool for keeping clients out of court and assisting them in reaching an agreement in situations where mediation would not occur otherwise.

The majority of mediators understand that discussing issues face to face is the most effective way to resolve them. However, shuttle mediation Wigan can be an excellent way to avoid court for parties who are unable or unwilling to mediate in the same room. And you will be in the same room as the person with whom you are arguing in family court.

HOW IS SHUTTLE MEDIATION CONTROLLED?

We assign slots to each client to ensure time parity and schedule distinct arrival and departure times. The mediator will keep track of the time allotted for each slot and will frequently carry the flip chart between rooms.

It is a distinct style of mediation Wigan from face-to-face mediation and a distinct method of reaching an agreement, as you rely on the mediator to relay your ideas, hopes, and concerns about the situation to the other party.

Shuttle mediation Wigan can be used to resolve issues involving parenting, property, and finances.

CAN I BRING SOMEONE TO SHUTTLE MEDIATION WITH ME?

Yes. You may bring a support person to shuttle mediation Wigan, but they are not permitted to negotiate directly with the mediator on your behalf. Additionally, they cannot be a solicitor or family lawyer, as this would create an unbalanced situation during the mediation Wigan process. However, either of you may bring someone in support as long as they are not directly communicating with the mediator.

If both parties desire to have their solicitor present throughout the mediation process, this is referred to as collaborative mediation, which is a distinct style of mediation Wigan in and of itself.

WHAT ARE THE DISABILITIES OF MEDIATION BY SHUTTLE?

Recently, one of our mediators had a shuttle case in which the client became increasingly angry with the mediator as he spoke to him about his wife’s financial views, to the point where he was concerned he was going to attack him!

He was able to pacify him by stating, ‘When you confront me so close to my face, it makes me fear for my safety. Should I call a halt to this session at this point to allow you to get some fresh air?’ This immediately calmed the client, but demonstrates how shuttle mediation Wigan can create a “shoot the messenger” situation.

Thus, the disadvantage is that you must communicate your position to the mediator, which may get lost in translation between the parties. Additionally, it takes longer and is thus more expensive than traditional face-to-face mediation Wigan.

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF SHUTTLE MEDIATION?

While most face-to-face meetings last 90 minutes, we typically schedule two hours for shuttle mediation. This allows the mediator to circulate between the rooms and discuss the issues with each client separately. As a result, shuttle mediation Wigan typically takes longer than face-to-face mediation. For parenting or financial mediation, the majority of clients will require 2-3 joint shuttle sessions.

CAN WE CONDUCT ONLINE SHUTTLE MEDIATION?

Yes. You can conduct shuttle mediation Wigan via Zoom – the software we use for all of our joint online meetings. Zoom enables you to be online in separate rooms, eliminating the need for you to see or communicate with one another during the meeting.

The mediator will follow the same procedure to shuttle between the virtual rooms, allowing each of you equal time. Many mediators are questioning whether shuttle mediation Wigan in the same building is necessary now that people are more accustomed to meeting online, particularly in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak. Online shuttle meetings can last 90 or 120 minutes.

HOW ARE SHUTTLE MEDIATIONS SET UP?

The two parties may agree to hold shuttle mediation Wigan. If one party is unwilling to engage in mediation via word cloud shuttle mediation and the other party is only willing to engage in shuttle mediation, then mediation cannot occur. At your MIAM appointment, you can discuss shuttle mediation with your mediator.

If you wish to participate in shuttle mediation, inform your mediator and they will notify the other party. The business support team will arrange for your separate arrival and departure times, and the mediator will ensure that you do the same. It is critical to understand that we have no control over what occurs outside of our offices; therefore, if you have concerns about your personal safety, you should discuss them with your MIAM or, if necessary, with the business support team; it may be agreed that mediation Wigan is not the appropriate method of resolving your dispute.

CAN THE MEDIATOR REQUIRE THAT WE PARTICIPATE IN SHUTTLE MEDIATION?

Yes. If the mediator believes that the only way to assist you in reaching a successful outcome is through shuttle mediation, they will suggest it as a possibility. If you decline, the mediator must decide whether standard face-to-face mediation Wigan is the best course of action for both of you. We conduct regular case reviews to ensure that we are doing everything possible to assist you in resolving your dispute. Shuttle mediation may be a tool we can use to assist you in resolving your conflict.

WHAT OTHER OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PREVENT MEDIATION Wigan?

You may wish to discuss with the mediator the possibility of arranging for a break-out room. This can be beneficial if things become too emotional during face-to-face mediation. Face to face mediation ensures that there is parity in the room and that both parties’ voices are heard. Additionally, they will not tolerate bullying or name-calling.

However, it can occasionally be beneficial to take a break in a separate room or to schedule some additional breaks. All of these points can be discussed during your initial appointment with your mediator and will be incorporated into their joint mediation Wigan plan. All of these are potential substitutes for convening a shuttle mediation meeting.