There are few areas of dispute which are as costly and as destructive of relationships as disputes concerning Wills and estates. It is common for families to be torn apart and relationships irreversibly destroyed as a result of the acrimony and unpleasantness associated with litigated proceedings concerning a Will or the division of an estate. The consequence may be that
Is it time to renew your National Accreditation? As you know, the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) requires mediators wanting to be re-accredited to become a member of a Recognised Mediator Accreditation Body (RMAB). At Mediate Today, we recognise that the cost of mediation practice just keeps going up and that having to pay a membership fee to an RMAB in addition to the
In September 2017 Mediate Today conducted a one day Advanced Training for a number of the Regional Directors of Public Schools NSW who were accredited as Mediators by us some time ago. These highly skilled Directors / Mediators frequently facilitate the resolution of often contentious and complex issues which arise within the education environment.
Mediate Today has just completed making a 2 day presentation on Dispute Resolution Processes in Australia to a delegation of senior policy advisers from the Chinese Law Society. The presentation was made at St Andrew’s College, University of Sydney to the delegation which was made up of judges, former judges, prominent lawyers and senior Chinese government policy makers from various provinces throughout China. The
Dealing with the expectations and demands of employees can create unique problems for business.The advent of workplace bargaining provides management and workers the opportunity to restructure relationships with particular regard to their local needs, without many of the rights and obligations that characterise awards of the industrial relations statutory tribunals.The challenge is to undertake change to the benefit of all
Workplace conflict is inevitable as the pressures of getting the job done creates tension between co-workers, supervisors and management. In fact supervisors spend around 25% of their time resolving workplace disputes. Conflict in the workplace results from a variety of causes, and can be positive if it is part of the team’s culture to seek better outcomes, however it must
Trade Practices cases involve such areas as price fixing, price discrimination, restraint of trade (including certain types of exclusive dealing eg. Third line forcing), abuse of market power, misleading & deceptive conduct, and unconscionable conduct. The Act provides certain product warranties for consumers, and extensive damages and other remedies can be awarded by the courts for breaches of the Trade
The most common contract signed by any small business is a contract to supply or receive goods or services. Supply contracts can suffer from problems relating to breaches in performance. Supply disputes are commonly focussed on matters such as price, delivery of goods, quality, and customer service standards. Case Study Supply Background Mike Jones was a small manufacturer of quality
The relationship between landlord and tenant is often difficult and can result in disputes across a wide range of issues, including rent, lease term, relocation, redevelopment, quality and maintenance of premises, annual rent reviews, fit-outs, and terminations. It is imperative before signing a lease that you seek professional advice on both the commercial and legal aspects of the agreement. Time
Partnerships are an effective way to conduct businesses involving a small number of people where the need for limited liability is not considered necessary. Many partnerships are family businesses, as the cost of set up and on-going reporting is low, and the informal, flexible structure suits the parties. Partnerships are also common for professionals such as Accountants, Doctors, and Lawyers.