Mediation is a sensible option for commercial disputes.
Mediation is quicker, cheaper, more informal and less stressful than Court.
As a neutral third party, a mediator facilitates parties within a structured negotiation process, identifies issues, evaluates alternatives and helps develop options for resolution.
Courts often refer proceedings to mediation, in order to promote the just, cheap and quick resolution of disputes like: shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, insurance claims, banking disputes, lessor-lessee disputes, franchisor-franchisee disputes, strata disputes, professional negligence claims, estate disputes, and trade practices claims.
For parties in a business relationship, evaluative mediation offers: privacy, confidentiality, an opportunity to repair and sometimes enhance the relationship, to reduce non-productive time and redirect managerial time to drive and manage your business.
Mediated multi-party Supreme Court of NSW Commercial List dispute re treatment of share allocations, contribution adjustments, claims for unpaid directors' fees, fee and profit share claims of venture's professional consultants, & burden of prior costs orders.
Mediated Federal Court of Australia proceedings between investors and a leading Australian retail bank in relation to a multi-million dollar claim arising from recommendations to invest in complex structured financial products.
Medical Services Practice
Mediated District Court of NSW proceedings between medical services practice & retail bank in relation to alleged cheques frauds by former business manager.
Mediated pre-action dispute between professional indemnity insurers and an insurance premium funder of an architectural business in external administration.
Dominique Hogan-Doran SC has extensive experience acting as a mediator and as counsel in complex commercial, banking, financial services & estate mediations.
Dominique has been recognised by Doyle's Guide in 2016 and again in 2017 as a Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel and was the Lawyers Weekly 2016 Barrister of the Year.
Australian Franchising Code of Conduct Mediators List
Gateway Network Governance Body for the Superannuation Transactions Network Dispute Resolution Panel
National Broadband Network Arbitral Panel
Essential Services Commission of South Australia Arbitral Panel
Current NMAS Accreditation
Previous NMAS Accreditation
Previous NMAS Accreditation
Mediations are charged by the calendar day (between 4 and 8 hours)
or half day (between 1 and 4 hours) (including GST)
Package rate (paid in advance): $5,000 (plus GST) includes mediation day, preliminary conferences, directions, reading and administration.
Reduced rates for extended mediation upon request and also for smaller disputes.
Parties determine their respective share of fees and costs.