We work with our clients in an attempt to settle legal disputes through the active participation of a third party a (mediator). We work to find points of agreement and help those in conflict to agree on a fair result.
Mediation differs from arbitration in which the third party (arbitrator) acts much like a judge but in an out-of-court, less formal setting but does not actively participate in the discussion. Mediation has become very common in trying to resolve domestic relations disputes (divorce, child custody,visitation), and is often ordered by the judge in such cases.
Mediation also has become more frequent in contract and civil damage cases. The financial cost is less than fighting the matter out in court and may achieve early settlement and an end to anxiety. However, mediation does not always result in a settlement.
Mediation and Conflict resolution practitioners provide private & confidential consulting services.
Our clients are referred to us by Legal Practitioners, Medical Practitioners, Corporates, Courts etc… Or we may be contacted by private individuals.
Some of the benefits of Mediation
- strengthened long-term business relationships;
- strengthens long term family relationships
- reduced stress;
- increased productivity
- increased workplace satisfaction
- increased profits
Most important, assurance that the family, relationships or the organisation’s mission will be accomplished as family, employees, managers, partners and customers work together to achieve common goals.
Have you ever heard there are two (2) sides to any story?
Metaphor: When you board a plane from Sydney to New York, the pilot knows his/her destination point and the route to get there. Over the course of the flight the plane will endure many environmental influences along the way e.g.: wind, rain, other aircrafts, restless passengers etc… the plane will be off course 70% of the time. However it is the skills of the pilot that will repeatedly bring the plane back on course, keeping the passengers safe and landing at their destination.
Mediation is like the plane and the skills of the pilot, we discover the destination and we work towards learning the skills to navigate through life’s environmental challenges safely arriving at many locations along life’s path.