people are in conflict, or businesses have commercial disputes or
people suffer injuries the traditional way of resolving those
disputes has been through the courts. Generally Court offers an
expensive, time consuming and stressful method of dispute
resolution. There is increasing demand for Alternative or
Appropriate Dispute Resolution. The Courts themselves recognize this
need so most disputes before the court must be mediated before a
court hearing. Some disputes such as Retail Lease Disputes must be
mediated at the Office of The Small Business Commissioner.
Michael Tiernan is authorised to mediate in the County Court,
Supreme Court and Federal Court. He undertakes pre court mediations
which otherwise would be heard in these courts or the Magistrates
Court and VCAT. He has also been appointed to mediate where
Mediation Clauses in Contracts call for mediation before Court
Proceedings are issued.
Michael’s wealth of experience as a Specialist Mediator and
previously as a litigator and LIV Business Law Specialist gives him
credibility and insight into the strengths and weaknesses of cases.
Michael will prepare extensively. He will contact the parties’
representatives beforehand to seek an understanding of the issues
and to help the parties prepare. With the permission of the
representatives he will speak to the parties themselves to reassure
them about the process and help them set their goals and to
prioritize so that they use mediation time effectively. If necessary
he will arrange pre mediation conferences.
In the long time it takes a dispute to get to court entrenched
positions, sunk costs, changed perceptions, misunderstanding and
lack of trust rise as obstacles to communication. Michael works
diligently, persistently and with a touch of good humour to ease
tensions so the parties can see solutions through the maze.
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