After Mediation Agreement

Of course, not all results are as successful or happy. Often, the parties may feel that they did not get the best deal they could, and it is a commonplace proverb between family lawyers and mediators that if both parties feel that the agreement was not quite what they were looking for, it is probably within the limits of a just result. There is certainly something true in that, and often after mediation, advising as a lawyer, one can see in their reluctance to resume negotiations or to reopen that there is indeed an acceptance, that this is the case. Mediation is a relatively unstructured and informal procedure, in which continued participation in the process and acceptance of a result depend on the agreement of each party. The rules therefore have a more limited function in mediation than in compulsory arbitration.