Succession Disputes – As if there weren’t enough challenges already

Succession is the process of generational transfer of ownership / leadership / management / employment from one generation to another.  Standard wisdom is to make this a process, not an event, preferably over a period of years. Succession usually gains attention when there are reasonably valuable assets involved.  And family personalities and relationships are often […]

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Mediator – The Flexible, Skilled, Facilitative Dispute Resolver

Mediation is a fully facilitated, solution-oriented, constructive negotiation processes, managed by a skilled, neutral Mediator.  It’s the most commonly used dispute resolution process in Australia, with many thousands of cases resolved each year. The Mediator’s goal is to guide the parties to a solution they have developed and agreed for themselves –  one that addresses […]

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Mediation Services – Fast, Efficient, Cost-Effective Dispute Resolution

Mediation is the most commonly used dispute resolution process in Australia, with many thousands of cases resolved each year.  The process comes in many forms, so it’s important to understand what you’re getting into before signing up. Our Mediations are solution-oriented, constructive negotiation processes, facilitated by an expert, neutral Mediator.  We guide parties to agreed […]

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Mediation – Effective Dispute Resolution

Mediation is the most commonly used dispute resolution process in Australia, with many thousands of cases resolved each year.  The process comes in many forms, from institutional to private, and from rigid to highly flexible.  Individual mediation styles range from passive, to directive, to highly engaged. It’s important to clearly understand what you’re getting into […]

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Family System Interventions – Delivering Advice and Conflict Resolution

Family System complexities play out, in their own sweet time, like a staged drama: Family systems constantly strive to achieve balance, or at least try to find their own natural level of comfort and stasis. The more enmeshed and engaged family members are in the family system, the more a weakness in one area of […]

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Family Mediation – Constructive Dispute Resolution for Business Families

Family Mediation is the “go to” process for families when Family Law is used to facilitate matrimonial separation.  The process can be anything from a highly formalised, institutional process to flexible private proceedings, tailored to the needs and styles of the parties themselves. In contrast, in the family business world family, mediation is much less […]

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Family Disputes – Shout Out for a Different Style of Dispute Resolution

Families have been embroiled in disputes since the first cavemen’s sons “borrowed” their flints, and their daughters refused to wear hand-me-down skins.  There’s nobody quite like a sibling for knowing how to press your buttons, and as for inter-generational tensions …… Family disputes have myriad causes.  When limited to family members and family issues, family […]

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Family Conflict Management – to boldly go where Angels fear to tread

All forms of conflict management, and conflict resolution, are challenging, especially when you’re trying to achieve the holistic resolution of all issues (legal, moral, financial and human), rather than just trying to achieve a basic (financial and legal) settlement.  The most challenging of all conflicts are those where some of the central issues relate to […]

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7 Golden Rules for Avoiding Family Conflict

Worldwide mythology, the Bible, mountains of literature, movies, social media and traditional news all have a strong recurring theme: family conflict. According to insurance surveys, over 50% of all car accidents involving injuries occur within 7kms of home.  It makes sense – every journey starts and ends close to home, so you’re there more than […]

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Dispute Resolution – Deconstruction to avoid Destruction

From many victims’ perspectives, disputes look huge, complicated and unmanageable, with no obvious resolution trajectory.  Think: “how can I eat this elephant?” From an outsider’s perspective, the same dispute may look very different.  Without the strong emotions, it’s easier to perform a rational analysis that calmly evaluates complexity, urgency and solution entry points.  If the […]

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