Where To Mediate
The best environment for mediation is one that is safe, neutral, comfortable and peaceful.
The location of mediation can be anywhere and any time as long as you and everyone else is comfortable with it. This could mean the most appropriate location might be under a tree, in the desert or at the local school gymnasium. Naturally, mediation can also be done in a meeting room, a boardroom or any other private setting where everyone can discuss the conflict properly using respectful behaviour while keeping it private.
SHAW Mediation Australia offers locations in serviced, professional offices in all capital cities, in various locations depending on the state. We are proud to use quality, pleasant and comfortable serviced offices, which provide the essentials like tea, coffee, water, as well as a space for you to spend time to think and some quietness.
In prioritising the needs of our clients, you select the best location that is neutral and safe for everyone involved. For disputes that call for videoconferencing, we can provide a location that will best cater to this need. Technology can be used to facilitate communication and mediation where necessary, and we have the resources needed to mediate anywhere. Using technology, there are no barriers to getting anyone together, wherever they are in the world.
Alison Shaw of SHAW Mediation successfully mediated a contract and building works dispute for one of our clients. I found the mediation to be useful in requiring the disputing parties to be in one place at one time, allowing each side to express their position (and even vent their frustrations) whilst being kept in line by an experienced mediator. It was by no means certain to me beforehand that the matter would resolve at the mediation, but Alison’s guidance and systematic approach facilitated a commercial settlement. I am confident the parties would not have reached a better outcome if they had gone to court. I rate highly the mediation process used by Alison Shaw in this matter, and would recommend her to other clients considering mediation in the future.Matthew Hawke