Michael frequently mediates Workcover claims, S138 Recovery Actions,
Common Law, Public Liability, TAC and Superannuation disputes. These
disputes include assessment of the extent of injuries, questions of
negligence and contributory negligence, and the calculation of pain
and suffering damages and economic loss and the interpretation of
Superannuation Deeds and the exercise of a Trustee’s discretion;
In these matters the injured person is often traumatized by the
court process and will attend mediation swimming in a sea of
professional litigants including barristers, solicitors and
insurance representatives and of course the mediator.
The atmosphere created by the mediator is very important in
easing the apprehension of the injured person and opening the way
for a considered and fair resolution of the dispute free of
The familiarity of all the professionals can create uncertainty
for the injured person. It is important for the injured person to be
treated with dignity, respect and to have some ownership of the
Michael Tiernan understands the pressure experienced by injured
people and has significant credibility when it comes to assisting
them through the mediation process. He also understands and respects
the nature of the relationship between the injured person and that
person’s legal representatives.
He prides himself on his thorough preparation, persistence,
persuasiveness, impartiality, fairness, expertise and understanding
of the pressures driving the parties in these disputes.
He draws on his many years experience gained as a partner at
Maurice Blackburn until 2004.
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