Mediation

We can help you resolve your issue.


How can we help.

We will assist in facilitating communication and promote understanding.  We believe that this assists the parties to identify their needs and interests.  We use creative problem solving techniques to enable the parties to reach their own agreement.


How mediation can help you.

Mediation gives parties much more control over the way their dispute or difference is dealt with and over the outcome.  If negotiations have so far failed, through mediation we can provide an alternative to pursuing litigation or other more formal processes.  The scope for solutions is usually greater than the remedies available in courts and tribunals, or even in prolonged negotiation.


What are the advantages of mediation.

Affordable: Mediation costs considerably less than litigation.

Efficient: The mediation process can usually settle a dispute within a few sessions.  Most mediation’s conclude or settle within thirty days from initiating the process.

Effective: Mediation statistically settles over 85% of initiated disputes.

Informal: The process of Mediation is flexible and informal.  It is not necessary to have an attorney represent you during the mediation process.  However, some individuals feel more comfortable with attorney representation.

Empowering: Disputing parties are directly engaged in the negotiation of their settlement.  Parties also enhance the likelihood of continuing their relationships by utilizing mediation.

Confidential: Information disclosed during mediation may not be divulged as evidence in any trial or judicial proceeding.


When mediation is compulsory.

Mediation is usually a voluntary process parties agree to.  This means that no party can force another party to mediate.

However, many courts and tribunals have compulsory dispute resolution procedures.  The Family Court requires compulsory mediation in custody/parenting matters.  Court actions in the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia can only commence if parties have taken genuine steps to resolve their disputes (Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011) though there are some proceedings which are excluded such as criminal, civil penalty or appeals.


Mediation Fees (inclusive of GST).

All meditations will be charged at $440 per hour

Travel time within 1 hour of Brisbane CBD is $440

Travel time greater than 1 hour of Brisbane CBD charged at $660

Any room hire will be charged at cost.