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I have a civil claim against a former employer under the Employment Rights Act and unlawful deduction of wages.


Tomorrow afternoon i have a conference call with the court mediation service to try and settle this claim before it goes in front of a judge.


I am asking for peoples opinions on this process, is it objective, does it work, or is the Mediator more interested in any form of settlement rather than justice to the cost of either the claimant or respondent?



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workout what you want and stick to it.


though you must be 'seen' to enter into the mediation 'in the right spirit'



please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

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Mediation certainly can work but not if you take dx100uk's attitude of just going through the motions.


Work out the best and worst settlements you'd be prepared to accept,


think about what aspects of your claim are strong and weak and be realistic about what you could ultimately get if mediation failed.


Then consider the offers, negotiate as appropriate and see where you get to.


A successful mediation results in both sides being equally unhappy! :-)

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I must say i was impressed with this mediation service.


I never once spoke with the respondents solicitor, it was all through the Mediator.


After twenty minutes they came back with a financial offer which i believe acting under instructions from my previous employer.


I accepted the offer, contract drawn up, emailed to me, signed, returned, payment to be sent within 14 days.


This has to be a better way than facing the trauma of a judge, saves on costs, court time etc, highly recommend it if offered

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