The mediator offers the opportunity for the parties to enter into constructive dialogue whilst remaining non-judgmental and impartial. All discussions in the presence of the mediator are confidential and, in the unlikely event of the parties failing to reach an agreement, the discussions remain private and confidential. This enables the parties to have free and open discussions without worrying that such discussions can be used against them at a later date. It is not the role of the mediator to either impose solutions onto the parties or to evaluate the merits or otherwise of the dispute. A mediator remains a neutral party throughout the process and does not offer any legal advice.