Ian believes that trial is the last resort to solving disputes. Parties resort to litigation because they have reached an impasse in their attempts to resolve their differences. Ian’s role is to assist the parties in breaking the stalemate. Ian is a practical problem solver. He realizes that litigation is expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient and uses every tool at his disposal to resolve your dispute efficiently.
Mediation focuses on understanding the positions of both sides, discovering information and inventing solutions. A mediation is conducted in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, rather than in fierce competition.