Elaine and Laurie specialize in mediation, arbitration and conflict management. We are skilled practitioners of alternative dispute resolution and have the training and experience to help our clients resolve their disputes in a manner that best suits their needs.
We have been practising in excess of 30 years in the area of family law and have been providing services in the areas of mediation, arbitration and conflict management since 2003. Through our services we have helped our clients reach positive resolutions.
Every mediation process differs depending on individual circumstances. The mediator’s role is to facilitate effective negotiation and communication between the parties involved. Through effective communication and interest based negotiation the parties are able to build agreements that provide mutual benefits.
Arbitration is an adjudicatory process in which the arbitrator listens to all parties present their positions and then renders a decision or award. Although similar to a binding court proceeding, arbitration allows parties to control the process and is voluntary and private.
Facilitation is a process whereby a third party neutral, who has no decision-making authority, assists groups improve the way they communicate, identify problems and make decisions. The facilitator contributes structure and process to group interactions, so members are able to work effectively to make difficult decisions and resolve conflict. Facilitation is appropriate when a group is not only concerned with the outcome but also how they reach the outcome.
Training including Curriculum development, course design and delivery in a full range of dispute resolution topics; including communication skills, negotiation, mediation and team dynamics.