the better way to prevent, diagnose, and resolve disputes through education, facilitation and mediation.


Mediation services in Northern IrelandThere is often an attitude in the commercial world that, in the course of business dialogue, people should take up positions and hold to them fiercely – a strict ‘winner takes all’ mentality. In the context of a business merger or acquisition, succession arrangements or  future planning, wheels can come off and there is a tendency to resort to the dreaded words ‘"I'm calling my solicitor". Hearts sink and costs rise.

Once the issues escalate into a full-blown dispute, costly litigation looms with claims and counter-claims, lawyers and experts, court dates, witness statements and bundles of documents. The prospect of a constructive solution is obscured by the process.

the better way provides a service aimed at achieving collaborative solutions through education, facilitation and mediation.