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Services » Labour and Employment Mediation

Mediations are where both sides agree to settle a dispute with the help of an objective third party, the mediator. The idea behind mediation is to reduce costs for clients and ensure a quicker, more certain result. Mediation is not obligatory and requires the consent of all parties. . This means that neither side will have any obligations unless a mutually satisfactory agreement is reached. Both sides have the complete freedom to reject any proposals that they do not want to accept. It is also confidential. This means that if no agreement is reached, neither party can use what was said during the mediation in court.

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Our approach to mediation is based on obtaining efficient and excellent results for the client. Our ability to understand our clients and our experience in labour and employment law enable to understand exactly what our clients and the opposite side are hoping to achieve. By understanding the other side, how they are thinking and what they are looking for, we are usually able to achieve a result that is positive and satisfactory for our clients. We also understand how the mediator is likely to be thinking, what the mediator’s approach will probably be and what the mediator is hoping to achieve.

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Our experience in labour and employment law enables us to give our clients the benefit of knowing the ins and outs of labour and employment negotiations.

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When we represent our clients in mediation, we =combine our understanding with extremely strong negotiating skills. Our experience in labour and employment law enables us to give our clients the benefit of knowing the ins and outs of labour and employment negotiations. We understand who the players are, what their approach is and what their game plan will ultimately be. Our negotiation and mediation skills are always complemented by our strong litigation skills. Everyone who mediates with us is aware of what kind of a tough road they will have ahead of them in they choose to litigate against us.

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While it is nice to have the feeling of beating the other side, it is far more important to get the best result for our clients. Our ability to interact with the mediator and negotiate with the other side enable us to do that. Mediation is not only about the offer you make, but the strategies you use when you listen to what the other side has to say and the way you present your side and your offer. A mediocre offer that is well presented is often more effective than an excellent offer that is poorly presented. In mediation, the other side’s perception of your offer and your position is what is most important.

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We often prefer mediations and negotiations on our clients’ behalf. The reality is that litigation is usually not what is best for our clients. Litigation can take years to resolve, can be extremely costly for our clients and does not offer any guarantees. Mediation offers a client either a guarantee that they will be satisfied with the result or the option to simply walk away. In mediation, we are able to find common ground with the other side, even when it appears to be impossible. Our approach is based on finding creative solutions and additional ways to benefit the other side that will not cost our clients. Not every case can be settled. When litigation is necessary, we are more than prepared to engage in it and deliver excellent results. It is important to us that our clients be satisfied with the end result of their problem. When it is possible to avoid our clients the expense and wasted time of litigation, we put our creative strategies and negotiating skills to work. Our number one objective in every file is the best and most efficient result for the client.