“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.

Canberra’s Leading Mediation Lawyers

When it comes to civil disputes, formal litigation can be a time-consuming and expensive process. Mediation is a great way to achieve an outcome that all parties will be happy with.

As the leading mediation lawyers in Canberra, Meyer Vandenberg has decades of experience in helping clients resolve personal and business disputes quickly and efficiently. We are known for our affordable, reliable and knowledgeable advice.

If you need help with a dispute, call our mediation lawyers on 02 6279 4409.

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process where a neutral third party – referred to as a ‘mediator’ – assists in resolving a legal conflict between two or more individuals. The aim is to negotiate a mutually accepted resolution.

Mediation is an alternative approach to litigation and formal court proceedings. The mediator facilitates greater communication and understanding between all involved parties.

Mediation has many benefits over litigation:

  • It’s is more affordable.
  • The process is usually far less time-consuming.
  • With an 85% settlement rate, mediation is highly effective in dispute resolution.

Why put your trust in our mediation lawyers?

Meyer Vandenberg’s team of mediation lawyers will help you negotiate a fair settlement and assist you with all the administration duties involved in the process. Our professional, easy to understand advice is backed by over 25 years of experience in dispute resolution. We’ll help both parties achieve an outcome they’re happy with and avoid the timely and costly process of formal litigation. With our competitive, cap-priced fees, you can rest assured that expert help won’t cost you a fortune.

Get in touch with us today

If you need guidance from an experienced mediation lawyer in Canberra, Meyer Vandenberg are here to help. We also have the expertise to assist with other matters, including power of attorney, will and estate planning, and the legalities around start-up businesses.

Give us a call on 02 6279 4409 and speak to one of our mediation experts today.

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.