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LOCAL INFORMATION
4.4.0
Community Mediation

Extent: Jersey
Updated 17 June 2016
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Words you may need to know

 

Mediation - working with two sides in the hope of reaching an agreement or settlement

 

Community - a group of people who live in the same area e.g.  Jersey

 

Accredited - qualified or approved

 

Commercial - Business or work

 

Civil - relating to citizens or people

 


Community Mediation

 

The service is meant to offer help in settling small scale disputes between neighbours and friends and between those doing business together.

 

Both parties must live in Jersey and able to attend the mediation, in person.It will not be possible for lawyers to attend these mediations, however parties will be able to bring a friend or interpreter with them to a mediation if they wish.

If one of the parties involved in the dispute is a company it will only be possible to arrange a mediation if either the beneficial owner of the company or a representative of the company, who has the authority to make a decision and agree a settlement on behalf of the company, will be available to attend mediation.

 

It costs each party to the mediation £20.00 which you do not get back if the mediation is not successful. Mediation should always be considered before legal action is taken as the success rate is fairly high.

 

Click on this leaflet which explains how the service works and you can apply for mediation by using this form here.

 

For a list of accredited Mediators for civil or commercial Mediation see:

www.jerseylaw.je/mediation/accredited_ mediators/accredited_mediators.aspx

 

Other forms of Mediation

 

Mediation in the Petty Debts Court (4.8.2a) can be accessed here

 

Family Mediation Jersey ( 8.25.13.L1) can be accessed here