No waiting list policy.
Large team of Nationally Accredited Mediators, during and after hours, 7 days a week.
Resolve Commercial Disputes, Commercial Mediation, Australia wide - as well as International mediation.
InterMEDIATE Dispute Management Pty Ltd helps participants in business disputes redirect the negative energy of their disputes into a productive problem solving negotiation. Accredited Mediators facilitate genuine dialogue to encourage and develop better clarity in communication, understanding of all aspects of the business dispute and appreciation of each other's perpective, needs and interests. With an enhanced ability to address each of the issues, concerns, misunderstandings, negotiate, and explore new options for resolution, parties are very likely to craft agreements that each can live with. These agreements created with integrity and creativity are usually far more satisfying and can be outside the scope or ability that any court process could ever have ordered. As each party has taken responsibility for their informed decisions, mediated agreements have a very high compliance rate.
International Mediation can be conducted face to face, by Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), with 2 mediators (ODR-Co) or by Telephone Dispute Resolution (TDR), with 2 mediators (TDR-Co). The Co-Model is procedurally fairer, more effective and more efficient assisting parties to more robust agreements in less than half the time of solo mediation. ODR, ODR-Co, TDR and TDR-Co save the time and expense of travel and are more convenient, as all parties can be in their own workplaces or homes during the international mediation process.
Legally assisted commercial mediation involves legal advisors who can advise their clients during the mediation session and legal advisors can be very useful in assisting the process to move forward when legal issues are raised.
Legal advisors in Mediation. When required, we encourage legal advice prior to mediation. Should you be genuinely concerned about compromising your legal rights, legal advisors are permitted into the mediation setting, providing each party and the mediators, gives prior consent and that the legal advisors abide by the mediators' ground rules - including confidentiality of process etc.Stay out of court.
Mediation can avert the need for court which is destructive to commercial relationships, is horrendously stressful, time and energy consuming, and expensive. Court is not designed to resolve disputes, nor is it about justice. Court is there to interpret and apply the letter of the law, to pass judgement, make orders and/or impose a penalty. Often neither party is satisfied with the result and the real dispute escalates as a result.
Mediation is private. Mediators' notes are confidential and cannot be subpoenaed, and importantly, you, your family, staff and other stakeholders, are protected from adverse publicity. Court, on the other hand is a lengthy, stressful, expensive and risky process where battles can end up in the media.
Confidentiality. New information gleaned through mediation cannot be used in any subsequent court process. Confidentiality is built into the Agreement to Mediate and all notes - the mediators', parties' (and legal advisors if applicable) are destroyed at the end of the mediation. Mediators cannot be subpoenaed to court.
Retain the business - with agreements that work. Commercial Mediation is non-adversarial. Benefits to commercial mediation include the ability for parties to repair and sometimes enhance their business relationship. They can get back to business much more quickly and easily than if they battled it out in court.
Non-productive time is reduced and managerial time can be used once again to drive and manage the business.
Save time and money. Your time is best spent running your business. Mediation is far less stressful and far less expensive than the adversarial, time consuming litigious court process. Mediation aims for a Win/Win outcome where parties decide the outcome, whereas court proceedings usually generates a Win/Lose outcome - often neither side is satisfied with a result dictated by a third party - Lose/Lose.
Benefits of commercial mediation include:
- Stay out of court
- Get back to work quickly
- Maintain responsibiltity for informed decisions and effective agreement making
- Retain and restore commercial relationships
- Learn how to resolve disputes,
- Negotiate effectively and respectfully
- Resolve the dispute without damaging your health, wealth or valuable relationships
- Protect your reputation
- Protect your health
- Keep your battles out of the press
- Keep battles away from family, employees and shareholders
- Maintain your share price
- Settle your dispute out of court
- Prevent wastage
- Save money
- Reduce your legal costs
- Get what you really need from the dispute
We have assisted parties through mediation to resolve their issues, in businesses large and small, as well as Government departments. We are available during and after hours 7 days a week at short notice.
Commercial Arbitration. If a dispute has reached a level of acrimony that parties have become so entrenched in their positions that they are unable or unwilling to co-operate in mediation, or where a legally enforceable decision is necessary, InterMEDIATE Dispute Management's legally qualified Commercial Arbitrators are available to review and consider parties' statements through their lawyer.
Arbitrators will hand down their binding decision, without appeal, to end the dispute.
Arbitration differs from a court of law, in that it is private. Your dispute, the parties and the decision will not be published. Arbitration is available quickly, allowing parties to get past the dispute and back to business. Arbitration is usually far less expensive and time consuming than litigation and court.
InterMEDIATE Dispute Management and Associates' special areas of Mediation practice include: