“My goal is always to find a ‘win-win’ outcome. I am not concerned with who is right or wrong. Rather, I look for the middle ground upon which to form a workable agreement that is in keeping with the parties’ needs”

 Greg Brackenreg

Greg Brackenreg, Special Counsel in Meyer Vandenberg’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, is an accredited mediator by the Resolution Institute of Australia, through the National Mediator Accreditation System. Greg offers his mediation service at Meyer Vandenberg to bring parties together and attempt to achieve a swift resolution to all commercial disputes.

Greg has over 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution and has assisted his clients in countless mediations. He served on the ACT Law Society Council as Councillor and Vice President between 2007 and 2016. Greg is recognised by ‘Best Lawyers, Australia’ for his litigation and dispute resolution skills, and he draws on his experience to bring about pragmatic solutions and restore trust within working relationships.

The modern, central-Canberra offices of Meyer Vandenberg provide that great “neutral ground” for your mediation. Our rooms are large enough to accommodate any mediation with designated break out rooms for the parties’ private discussions. We can also take care of any additional requirements for your mediation, including audio visual equipment (such as video or phone link ups), refreshments and more substantial catering.

The MV difference

  • Greg Brackenreg is an accredited mediator with over 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution.
  • Use of Meyer Vandenberg’s comfortable, modern offices as “neutral ground” for your mediation.
  • Competitive, cap-priced mediation fees.
  • Professional and easy to understand advice regarding your mediation.
  • An experienced and dedicated administrative support team to ensure your mediation runs smoothly and to the highest of standards.

FAQs

Mediation is an alternative to having a dispute drag through the court system. In court, the parties to a dispute are bound by the strict rules of the court, including who can give evidence in the court proceeding and how they can give that evidence. The way in which a dispute is managed and resolved is also largely out of the parties’ hands.

Mediation is the opposite. Mediation is a flexible tool that parties can use to give them the best possible chance at resolving their dispute quickly and in a manner satisfactory (or at least, liveable) for all involved. If nothing else, mediation gives the parties the chance to look at each other and explain what they think and how they feel, which would not happen in a court proceeding.

Mediation involves the parties to a dispute meeting with a neutral third party (“the mediator”) to identify the issues on which they disagree, develop options to resolve their differences and attempt to reach an agreement.  The mediator is not there to judge the issues at hand or to give advice as to the parties’ positions — the mediator’s sole purpose is to facilitate a resolution that everyone can live with.

Generally, a mediation involves the parties (and their legal representatives if they wish) meeting with the mediator to talk through their dispute and then separately working with the mediator to negotiate an outcome. However, there is no fixed way to run a mediation — it is completely up to the parties.  Greg Brackenreg has a comprehensive toolkit of techniques to encourage the parties to work together to resolve the dispute.

Mediation does not restrict the type of outcome to a dispute. A resolution that sees one party pay the other party a sum of money is not the only option. In fact, there are no limitations at all.  Parties to mediation, with guidance from the mediator, are free to explore any possible way to resolve their differences.