1. SAVE TIME
    ​AND MONEY

    Mediation can be significantly cheaper and quicker than court

    Workplace Mediation
  2. FOCUS ON WHAT'S
    IMPORTANT

    Create unique solutions based on your needs and interests

  3. CREATE BETTER
    ​OUTCOMES

    Mediation often results in higher rates of satisfaction and compliance

  4. HAVE YOUR SAY

    We help parties work together to reach mutual agreements

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

THE ROLE OF THE MEDIATOR

Mediation is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution that uses a neutral third party (a mediator) to assist people in conflict to work together in resolving their dispute. ​​​​​​​​​

It is an informal and flexible process controlled by the parties, is confidential, cost effective and can see disputes resolved quickly.

The mediation can take place in a joint session with all parties together or a shuttle session with parties separated. We can also conduct mediation via video or phone conference.
The Mediator facilitates a discussion between the parties to help them reach their own flexible and mutually beneficial agreement. 

Using active listening, rephrasing, questioning and reality testing, the mediator guides the parties through a proven process to achieve a lasting outcome.

The mediator remains impartial throughout the process and does not give advice or make decisions for the parties.

WHY USE MEDIATION?

In short, mediation is a  quicker, cheaper and private alternative to court.

  1. It's About You.
    The main advantage to mediation is that you make the decision and have control of the outcome. A decision is not imposed.
  2. It's Quicker.
    Going to court can take months or longer to get a decision. Mediation can take as little as a day for the parties to achieve a lasting resolution. A session date can be set in as little as a week.
  3. It's Confidential.
    Court is open to the public and anyone can have access to your dirty laundry. In mediation, any discussion, negotiation and evidence introduced during mediation cannot be used later if the matter goes to court.
  4. It's Cheaper.
    Legal fees can be significant the longer and more complex the dispute, then there is the filing and other process and court fees. We use fixed fees per service so there are no surprises, and the fees are generally split between the parties.
  5. It's Effective.
    Mediation encourages parties to work together to reach a mutual positive outcome. This works better to preserve the ongoing relationship and results in a greater likelihood of ongoing compliance.
  6. It's Flexible.
    A court can only impose certain judgements such as damages. Mediation encourages broader and creative solutions. As both parties created their own agreement, they are more likely to meet the obligations.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING MEDIATION?

Seperate Intakes

Opening Statements

Agenda Setting

Discussing the Issues

Seperate Sessions

Option Generating

Negotiation

​Agreement

Mediations ordinarily commence in a meeting room, with all parties involved in the dispute gathered around a table. The mediator will introduce themselves and the parties present and lay down the ground rules for how the mediation will unfold. Each party is then given an opportunity to present their case and describe the issues in their own words.

Once each side has had the opportunity to speak and be heard by all parties, each side will ordinarily leave the meeting room and go away into their own private 'break out' room. In these separate meetings, parties have the opportunity to consider their case and discuss with the impartial mediator any issues which have arisen. The mediator will move between each break out room to assist the parties, in private, to identify key issues and opportunities for a resolution.

The mediation resumes after these separate sessions where each party is given the opportunity to present a range of options to consider. This option generation stage often results in some creative solutions, encouraging parties to work together.

Parties are then encouraged to identify the best options they have created. The mediator then assists the parties in negotiating the finer points and preparing an agreement.

Although similar, there are some procedural and regulatory differences between civil and family mediation.
CIVIL MEDIATION
FAMILY MEDIATION
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HOW TO GET MEDIATION STARTED​​

The first step starts with a phone call or email to us. 

We won't dig into too much detail about the dispute at this stage, we need to keep impartial. But we will be happy to discuss the mediation process and suitability so you can make an informed decision about your next steps.

We can also provide information on inviting the other party to mediation. Alternatively, we can undertake this process for you after your initial intake session.

You may invite your lawyer or other support person to the mediation.
 
Your privacy is important to us and we aim to keep all conversations completely confidential and ensure we're talking to the right person when we return your call.



Contact us today
for a confidential discussion.
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