Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Our lawyers are highly experienced in attending mediation with clients and resolving matters
Mediation has been and continues to be a highly successful process in resolving matters privately.
Mediation is a confidential meeting or series of meetings, where an independent, neutral third party (known as the Mediator) facilitates discussion between people in a dispute with the aim to assist those people to negotiate and reach agreement.
The Mediator acts as a catalyst to canvass issues and ideas, utilising their skills and experience to help people reach agreement by identifying the relevant issues, exploring solutions and outlining the consequences of a matter not settling.
It is important to understand that the Mediator cannot impose their own decision upon the participants to the mediation, with the mediators role being one of independence and impartiality. Agreements reached in mediation are not legally binding until the agreement is then recorded in either a Consent Order, Financial Agreement or other binding legal document.
At Powe & White Lawyers, our lawyers are highly experienced in advocating for clients in the context of mediation.
Our lawyers consider that in most cases, our presence at mediation will assist you in articulating the issues that require discussion, formulate a workable and realistic proposal and document any agreement reached in an appropriate format.
Please contact us for more information on how mediation can be used as a conflict resolution technique for your situation.