Why Mediate?

Mediation empowers the parties in a dispute, and allows for creative solutions that a court could never come up with. Mediation can also be much more efficient and cost-effective than going through litigation. 

Mediation takes the "what if" out of going to trial. The parties get to craft their own solutions to their problems with the help of a skilled mediator, instead of having a judge impose an outcome on them. When you get to have some say in the outcome of your dispute, it can be much easier to get back to the more important things in your life.

When to Mediate?

Mediation can be a great tool to resolve conflicts at all stages, whether a dispute is just emerging, or a trial is coming up. 

A well-timed mediation before a dispute gets out of control can help parties avoid a court battle, help fix misunderstandings, or help repair the relationship between the parties. This can save time, money, frustrations, and relationships.

Once litigation is underway, mediation can help parties resolve some or all of their issues, and gives the parties a chance to control the outcome of their dispute. Mediating early in litigation can be a great way to avoid the frustrations and delays that come with having to go to court. If you can't resolve your legal issues early, that's ok! It's never too late to mediate.

How can we help?

We can help all the parties to a dispute reach a resolution they can live with, by working with the parties to craft their own unique solution. We mediate for parties who have their own lawyers, or those who are representing themselves. ​

We also facilitate difficult discussions in the workplace or between business partners, neighbours, or anyone else trying to work through challenging conversations. We can help you figure out what your interests are, find some common ground, and work toward a compromise.

For more information about mediation, please visit Mediate BC.

For more information about mediation with Gastown mediation, please email me at ashley@gastownmediation.ca