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Ron Smith Glenda PeacockSmith Peacock Kelowna Law Firm

Mediation is a dispute resolution process where those involved - the mediator and the parties to a dispute - meet in a confidential, comfortable setting to explore interests important to everyone.

The parties are welcome to bring lawyers to the table. The mediator is a neutral facilitator.

The mediator does not define or make a final decision for the parties, but helps them negotiate a creative outcome that meets the needs of everyone involved. Unlike the court process, where one party wins and the other loses, mediation can offer a result that can meet the interests of all the parties. It also allows for a faster and therefore, inexpensive resolution of a conflict. People who have chosen mediation to resolve their dispute usually find the process to be more efficient and less adversarial than litigation. Ron has mediated a wide range of disputes since he first trained as a mediator in 1985, including:

  • personal injury
  • family
  • wills, estates and trusts
  • municipal expropriations
  • employment law
  • employer relations
  • church related disputes
  • community association disputes