Inspired By 3 recognises that our overall health and wellbeing can be adversely affected by issues often outside of our control, such as disputes with family members and other parties. As a very experienced practitioner Lydia is able to offer private mediation services to our clients.
Mediation is a process by which a neutral third party called a Mediator helps people in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. The parties in the mediation control the outcome. The mediator facilitates communication, promotes understanding, assists the parties to identify their needs and interests, and uses creative problem-solving techniques to enable the parties to reach their own agreement.
The process of mediation is a guided negotiation, which helps the parties to communicate with each other, exploring the issues which are important to them, which often differ from their ‘rights’. The parties are encouraged to find ways to address their present and future needs, rather than dwelling upon who may have been right or wrong in the past.
Parties in mediation avoid the uncertainty and dissatisfaction often experienced in court or at arbitration where they have little choice but to accept the judgement made, which none of them maybe happy with.
Everything said at mediation is entirely confidential to the parties (unless agreed otherwise) unlike the potential publicity of a court case. Mediation is voluntary and any party may withdraw at any time. A venue convenient to the parties is organised who each have their own room as well as a separate room for joint meetings. The mediator listens to everyone points of view, talks to the parties privately and together, guiding them towards settlement.
Nothing is binding upon any party until an agreed settlement is reached. Once a settlement has been drawn up and signed it becomes an enforceable contract between the parties.
People enter into mediation for many reasons for example:
Wills and Estates – mediating a dispute over an inheritance can save more than time in a courtroom, the less-confrontational process can often resolve estate matters without forever dividing the beneficiaries.
Workplace Mediation – workplace disputes can be disruptive and very costly, both financially and emotionally. Early and collaborative resolution of disputes allows conflict that has the potential to adversely affect productivity, working relationships and morale to be resolved quickly and efficiently.
Divorce and separation – this can be a very stressful time for everyone, especially when children are involved. Both parties may experience a range of emotions which include a sense of loss, grief, pain and anger and failure. Court rooms may prolong this difficult time thus mediation may help shorten the duration of this process and reduce the costs involved.
Commercial and Business – disputes requiring mediation could be in the areas of contractual matters, partnership disputes, employee disputes, senior management and board disputes, occupational health and safety issues etc. Cost effective mediation can help in resolving disputes which interfere with productivity or negatively impact upon morale.
Lydia holds the following qualifications and registrations:
- Master of Laws (LLM)
- Master of Occupational Health & Safety (MOSH)
- BSc Hons
- Higher National Diploma Business and Finance (HND)
- Lead Auditor – Quality Management Systems
- Lead Auditor – OHS Systems
- Registered General Nurse (not currently practicing)
- Certificate 1V Assessment & Workplace Training
- National Mediator Accreditation Assessment Certificate
- Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
- Member of the Australian Mediation Association
- Associate Fellow of the Australian Council Health Services Executives
- Member of the Institute of Company Directors
For further information call Lydia on 0447 133 893 or email Lydia@inspiredby3.com.au