Mediation

As important as it is to the parties that I work with, so is a high level of integrity important to me. Because I also conduct a legal practice, where I am engaged to conduct a mediation, I agree not act for any of the legally represented parties involved in the mediation in any legal matter thereafter.

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Although it’s always necessary to understand the past, I will assist the parties to move from being entrenched in a past-focused mind-set to a future-focused approach in the hope of achieving an outcome that all the parties can live with.

Having more than 35 years’ combined experience as a lawyer, retailer and mediator has given me a significant advantage, namely a practical perspective and commercial understanding, which is of significant assistance in my encounters with parties from all walks of life.

Working in the commercial sphere and also as a lawyer has enabled me to relate well to both legal representatives and also to their clients, who always appreciate the knowledge that the mediator understands and has experienced the realities of commercial life, whether as a landlord or tenant, vendor or purchaser, partner in a business, builder or owner (yes, I have also built a house!) and franchisor or franchisee.

Being accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), all of my mediations are conducted under the Practice Standards (July 2015).

Feel free to print a copy of my detailed mediation profile for your information and also to provide to an opposing party if you wish to nominate me as a mediator.