2013 Mediator Survey results

05 November 2013

The results of the 2013 CD/ACDS mediator survey were presented at the mediator meeting held in Johannesburg on the 28th October. Amongst the findings were the following:

  • there has been an increase in the number of commercial mediations conducted over the past year

  • most mediations take place in professional services in Gauteng

  • most mediations take a long day or slightly longer, and most mediators charge between R5 000 and R8 000 per case

  • settlement rates are still over 80%

  • the greatest obstacle to mediation is the apparent lack of awareness and understanding of mediation

  • reputation and accreditation are the main considerations when parties chose mediators

  • mediators are mostly appointed by lawyers

See link below for further details.

Many respondents to the survey generously supplied their demographic data. Howard Boetcher won the draw from those who did. Howard wins a copy of our book "Commercial Mediation - a User's Guide". Congratulations Howard!

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