Why Choose Mediation?

Jul 10, 2018
Are you unable to resolve a dispute and considering taking the case to court?

In court you hand over the decision making to the judge, whose role is to rule in matters of the law. In mediation, the role of the mediator is to work with both parties to reach a fair resolution both parties find agreeable. During this process, both parties actively contribute to proposals for resolution; very different from court proceedings. 

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Since 1 April 2014, the OCCS has assisted over 4,500 consumers and practices to resolve their consumer complaints. Jennie Jones, head of the OCCS, explains: ‘We are delighted that the OCCS  is seen as an effective and useful service, providing independent and impartial mediation and advice. The team does an amazing job ensuring that both the consumer and the practice feel heard, understood, and importantly, helped to find a very practical resolution to the complaint. Mediation is not about judgment or deciding who is right. It is about understanding each other’s perspective to be able to find an answer both can accept. We will soon be reporting on our 4th year in action, and look forward to sharing even more insight and useful information for all involved in optics.'