Business people and businesses set up all sorts of structures to
come together to achieve their business dreams. Tiernan Mediation’s
philosophy is that mediation plays an essential role to help these
businesses still reach their business goals when a dispute or
Businesses are formed through partnerships, companies, trusts and
joint ventures or enterprises merge or purchase other enterprises.
Sometimes they carefully consider what they wish to achieve and
diligently put their intentions into agreements such as partnership
deeds, shareholder agreements, unit trust agreements or joint
venture agreements. Sometimes they don’t put their intentions into
agreements or they don’t think of everything that should go into an
These structures bring together:
- Professional Service Firms such as Lawyers, Doctors,
- Accountants, Architects, Real Estate
- Planners, Vets, Dentists and
- Property Developers and Investors
- Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, importers and exporters
Inevitably where people are involved disputes arise. These
disputes may arise because there was no formal agreement, or a
poorly drafted or poorly thought out or uncertain agreement or
because agreements have been breached or the parties circumstances
have changed. Disputes may range from personality disputes to
underperforming partners, to disagreement about business goals to
dysfunctional partnerships. Disputes can arise from, and include
projects which have gone sour or lost money.
Michael is ideally suited to mediating these sorts of disputes
having been a partner in a National Law firm for nearly 18 years
with management responsibilities, having been an LIV Business Law
Specialist, consulting to Law firms on management issues and being
chair of The Law Institute’s Practice Support Committee.
Referrals come typically from Accountants, business advisers or
Partnership disputes can often be the most bitter.
Sometimes good communication and the application of business
management principles are needed to open the partners’ eyes to the
potential of the partnership so that good management planning can be
put in place.
On other occasions the dispute is so bitter and long standing
that a 3rd party who understands the dynamics of dispute and the
nature of the various business structures is needed to help the
parties to unravel the relationships and arrangements in the best
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