Mediation is a popular and sensible way of resolving commercial disputes . An independent and neutral person helps you and the other parties work out the issues in dispute and come up with a solution which everyone accepts. The parties decide what is included in their agreement, thereby retaining control of the outcome rather than having an outcome imposed upon them by the courts. Mediators Brisbane will not make a decision for the parties but can draw up an agreement that the parties accept. During the mediation there can be an emphasis on maintaining a working relationship between the parties.
It is quicker and easier to go to mediation than to court. You can use mediation at an early stage in the dispute, before the parties have become entrenched in their positions and spent tens of thousands (or more) in legal fees. A successful mediation will always be more cost-effective than going to court.
Many of the outcomes reached at mediation cannot occur in a court. For example, a court can only interpret what a contract means and cannot help you renegotiate the contract if both parties decide that is necessary. In mediation you can provide for commercial considerations and end up with a better solution for all concerned.
Alex Nelson is an experienced defamation barrister as well as being a Nationally Accredited Mediator.
Even if there are domestic violence allegations, and even if the parties are involved in court in a Domestic and Family Violence Protection Order application, they can still mediate to resolve their dispute. If necessary, the parties can agree that one of them will appear by Skype, or that they will both just stay in different rooms during the mediation (a shuttle mediation).
The cost of a Mediators Brisbane are usually shared equally between the parties, although the parties can agree, or the courts can order, some other split of the Brisbane Mediator’s fees.
The upfront cost of Mediators Brisbane have the potential to save litigants tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention the stress involved in long running court battles.
In terms of the costs involved, it pays to get an estimate of the total fees from each brisbane mediator that you are considering appointing. Find out what work they envisage doing, how long they estimate is required for the brisbane mediation and what their skills and experience are – what do they bring to the table compared to any other brisbane mediator.
The Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) commenced on 1 January 2008. NMAS is a national industry based scheme which relies on the voluntary agreement of mediators to comply with the approval and practice standard on an ongoing basis.
Each of the members of our mediator panel are members of Leadr. Alex Nelson is also a member of the Queensland Bar Association, the New South Bar Association and the International Mediation Institute.