Mediation Services

Litigation is not always the most appropriate way to resolve a dispute.

A mediation is a structured process in which a mediator assists the parties to resolve a dispute. A mediator is an independent and impartial professional who assists the parties to identify and assess options and negotiate an agreement to resolve their dispute.

Mediation can assist parties to resolve disputes in a cost-effective and quick manner. In our experience, mediation is particularly helpful where there is an ongoing business or family relationship that the parties wish to preserve.

Disputes which may benefit from mediation include:

  • Commercial disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Family law disputes 
  • Disputes involving Incorporated Associations and members
  • Lease disputes 
  • Partnership disputes
  • Wills and estates, including testator family maintenance claims

Our mediators are John Sullivan and James Sullivan. John has more than 40 years experience as a legal practitioner and significant experience working to resolve business, employment and family law disputes. James has previously provided mediation services for the Victorian Small Business Commission through their mediation panel.

We have a conference room and meeting rooms available at our office in Sale. Alternatively we can travel to a venue that is convenient to the parties.

The fees of mediation are generally shared equally between the parties.