As a certified mediator with over 15 years of experience in the field of civil mediations, I find that mediation is a highly valuable tool for achieving a swift and satisfactory resolution in the majority of cases. It also serves as a preliminary step to understand the intentions of the opposing party and to gain insight into how the legal proceedings may unfold in the event an agreement is not reached.

Hence, I typically recommend resorting to litigation only when it is absolutely necessary, as a favorable agreement is always preferable and more cost-effective than prolonging the legal process, which, on average, takes approximately two years for this type of matter in Spain.

Delivery of diplomas to the first class of mediators from the Bar Association of Alicante for the 15 years of practice.
January 21, 2020.