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Conference focuses on mediation as effective dispute resolution

Wednesday, 5th November 2015

<p>&quot;Mediation as a fast, cheap and effective way to resolve disputes out of courts was the focus of a conference in Nicosia earlier this week, entitled &ldquo;Mediation Meets Judges in Cyprus.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;Mediation is conducted privately, under less pressure and in somewhat less formal atmosphere than a court hearing,&rdquo; Supreme Court President Myron Nicolatos said in his address.<br /><br />Through mediation, he added, &ldquo;the parties may obtain any remedy they wish, limited only by what they can agree to.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;Provided that the mediation is successful, it is far more likely that both parties will emerge as `winners` and at least neither party will emerge as a `loser`&rdquo;, he pointed out.<br /><br />According to Nicolatos &ldquo;mediation is becoming an attractive option to resolve conflicts.&rdquo; It has proved to be, he said, a very useful tool, in civil and commercial disputes, in cross border disputes and other similar cases. At the same time &ldquo;due to its private and confidential nature, mediation can be especially useful in cases of a more sensitive nature such as family disputes.&rdquo;</p><p>Read further:&nbsp;</p>

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