Mediation Advocacy is the technique of presenting and arguing a client's position, needs and interests in a non-adversarial way.
It recognises the following:
- the negotiated outcome to a dispute is usually more satisfying, more effective, more workable, more flexible and more durable than an order imposed by a court or other tribunal.
- the parties to a dispute should control its process and its outcome.
- the parties to a dispute should be assisted by their professional representatives or advisers in coming to a settlement that both deals with all matters in issue and also meets their true needs and wider interests.
- parties to a dispute should have regard to helping the opposite party secure its needs while at the same time preserving their own.