Mediation is one of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods contemplated under Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure as amended by the Parliament.
Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party assists the disputing parties to creatively resolve their dispute without going to trial. Mediation presents a unique opportunity for dispute resolution with the involvement and participation of all the parties and their advocates. A neutral third party called "mediator" uses special negotiation skills and communication techniques to help litigants bridge their differences and find a solution to their dispute. Mediation always leaves the decision making power with the parties. A Mediator does not decide what is fair or right, apportion blame or predict the outcome in court. Rather, a mediator acts as a catalyst to bring the two disputing parties together by defining issues and eliminating obstacles for communication and settlement.
KERALA STATE MEDIATION AND
"Discourage Litigation; persuade your neighbours to compromise. Point out to them, how the nominal winner is often a real loser; in fees, expences & waste of time"