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An initiative of the High Court of Kerala

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.

Mediation is:

KERALA STATE MEDIATION AND
CONCILIATION CENTRE

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"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"

Abraham Lincoln

 

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