Mediation and Conciliation
Mediation and conciliation involves an independent third person, suitably qualified, assisting the parties to negotiate a settlement between two or more people, companies or entities.
Our practice is located outside of the Perth CBD and because of this our hourly rates and fixed prices for commercial work and for litigation are 20% lower than the standard rates charged by most Perth law firms. Our rates are extremely competitive compared to the rates charged by other commercial law firms.
The key benefit of mediation is that it can avoid expensive court proceedings and possibly provide a relatively quick method of achieving a satisfactory outcome. It is an alternative dispute resolution path to that of traditional Court-based proceedings.
Many contracts have mediation clauses requiring the parties to mediate before a dispute can be litigated or proceed to arbitration.
Both parties agree that they will work together and contribute to finding a solution to resolve the dispute with the help of a Mediator. Perth Conciliation and Mediation Lawyers can guide you through the process.
Whether you need to recover money or defend a claim either way it is far easier, cheaper and quicker for that to be resolved by following a dispute resolution procedure set out in your contract than by having to conduct Court proceedings.
Our contracts require the parties to meet to resolve the dispute. If the matter can’t be settled an Arbitrator can be appointed to make a decision. Because hearings before Arbitrators are far quicker than Court there is a greater likelihood of settlement because of the early pressure placed on both sides to be reasonable.
We can provide dispute resolution clauses for inclusion in your contracts for a fixed price that can include reviewing all of your existing terms and conditions in your contracts of preparing a new contract for you.
For further information on Alternative Dispute Resolution please see here.
The costs involved with conciliation and mediation conference can be as low as 80-90% cheaper than traditional Court-based proceedings.