Most disputes get settled in the end, but you can waste a lot of time and hundreds of thousands of dollars to get there, and you can also destroy valuable relationships in the process. It is always best to try to find a solution early, particularly when this can be for a fraction of the amount you would spend on taking the case to Court.
As an accredited mediator, I can help you find a solution to any type of dispute quickly and efficiently.
Mediation gives everyone involved a chance to discuss the situation, explain their position and try to find a solution. The process is confidential, so you do not need to worry about what you say being used against you later.
The great thing about mediation is it gives you the opportunity to find a solution that works for everyone, without the risk that you will be forced into an outcome that you are not happy with. As your mediator, I am not able to require you to agree to anything. I will always try to help you reach a resolution on the day of the mediation, but I understand that sometimes the right outcome is for everyone involved to go away and think about their position. In some cases, that’s the only way the people will ultimately be able to reach an agreement.
If you come to Resolution Legal Melbourne for a mediation, we will agree on a fixed fee in advance. That fixed fee will include all preparation, and any necessary follow up phone calls afterwards.
Sometimes a mediation runs longer than we expect. However, if you book a full day mediation, the fixed fee will apply whether the mediation ends at 5.00pm or 2.00am the next morning. There will only be additional fees if the parties agree to continue the mediation for an additional day.
If you book a half day mediation, and you want to continue after lunch, there will be an additional cost per hour. However, I will always ensure that the total cost for that day does not exceed the standard fixed daily rate.
Mediation can be held at any suitable venue, including your office, or the office of your accountant or your lawyer. If you require assistance with room hire, I can arrange that for you at a number of locations in the CBD or throughout the southern and eastern suburbs, including Box Hill, Mount Waverley, Kew, Malvern, Preston, Heidelberg, Brighton and Frankston. Any room hire that I arrange will be provided to you at cost, and you will be advised of the fee in advance.