The Association of Northern Mediators is a mutual, independent group of mediators. Our mission is to promote the development and use of mediation through education, dialogue and by making it more accessible to the wider community in the north of England through our network of qualified local mediators.
You can choose a mediator from this site by searching for a name, speciality or location or by browsing the different mediation areas. You can also have a mediator appointed using our scheme or by asking for three recommended mediators.
Would you like more information on using or arranging mediation? Download this pdf.
This brief video gives a user’s viewpoint.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) embraces all those methods of resolving disputes that are alternative to the formal processes of litigation and arbitration. This includes third party assessment right the way across to straightforward negotiations.
Mediation, the most common form of ADR, involves the participation of a neutral mediator to assist the parties in the dispute to reach a settlement. Mediators are not there to make decisions. It is a voluntary process that is aimed at getting the parties to reach a binding agreement when direct negotiations fail, with fewer costs, less disruption to management time and often with better solutions than litigation. It is confidential and in no way prejudices the parties’ rights outside the mediation. Mediation cannot guarantee a settlement although the vast majority of disputes do settle either in the mediation or shortly afterwards.