ODR: Online Dispute Resolution
I offer ODR as an alternative to in-the-flesh mediations. I can do it either on the telephone or via ZOOM which is a superior version of Skype. You can have joint conversations or private ones.
What are the advantages?
You save time and money by not having to travel or hire a mediation venue.
You can cope with different time zones. Some ODR mediations are done with everybody online at the same time (synchronous). Others are done in a staggered format with everybody not being online at the same time (asynchronous).
It’s very easy to set up. Zoom is free to use for parties. We agree a time. I send you an email with a link. At the agreed time you click the link. That’s it.
You don’t have to travel. Can be very useful if
- You are in different parts of the country or the world
- You have mobility problems
- It’s difficult to leave home for domestic reasons such as childcare
Settlement rates on the day are the same if not higher.
Some people find it easier to talk face to face on a screen than in the flesh.
Takes less time because there is no travel.