Access to mediation for employment disputes gets an online boost

Access to mediation for employment disputes gets an online boost

David Hossack

Morton Fraser has launched an online fixed-price mediation service for employment disputes.

The firm hosted the launch of Scottish Mediation’s ‘Mediation Charter’ at its offices earlier this year and sees this as a natural step in raising the profile of mediation in Scotland.

The firm was the first law firm in the UK to launch an employment law iPhone app back in 2010

Innes Clark, who leads the employment team at Morton Fraser said: “We believe that, in a world where technology delivers services instantly, there will be demand for resolving disputes quickly and without incurring the cost of traditional litigation.

“The pandemic has taught us that so much can be achieved online in a way that is not only acceptable, but in some cases preferable. So we have adapted to meet that demand and I am delighted that we are launching this online service.”

David Hossack, an accredited specialist in employment law, who leads this service, said: “These are challenging times. Any individual with an employment dispute will know that this involves much time and energy, when they may just want to draw a line under the past.

“Likewise, employers may wish to resolve a dispute early so that time can be better spent. If we can offer a service which allows people and business to move on quickly, this is likely to have benefits both from a wellbeing and economic perspective.”

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