Services

Mediation

Mediation is often a good step to resolve a dispute before it gets to legal action and recrimination.

Hugh Thompson is a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

Mediation can be applied to families, property disputes, workplace disputes or community disputes.

Hugh Thompson Consulting provides mediation services for those families, individuals and groups. Mediation is available in Brisbane, either at our office in Scarborough or at a place appropriate for all concerned.

Mediation is a way to resolve conflict and disputes that is both quicker and more cost-effective than having a costly court battle. Importantly, our mediation services give you the chance to have your say, to be heard and to make your own decisions.

Family Mediation

A family mediator (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner) helps people resolve their differences effectively:

  • Without going to court and having long, drawn out battle
  • Without destroying relationships
  • Without a lot of lawyer involvement (it’s your choice)

In Family Mediation (also known as Family Dispute Resolution) each party’s issues are recognised and discussed, thus bringing clarity to the situation.

We provide a prompt service, and where appropriate, provide resolution within a few days rather than weeks or months.

Parties to mediation can have a written and/or enforceable agreement.

Parties can be issued with a Certificate 60i, so that the parent/parents can have access to the Family Law Court.

Hugh is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. So, Hugh conducts the dispute resolution process in an impartial manner and adheres to ethical standards of practice. Our family mediation process means that we focus on all party’s needs and interests, rather than the position they have taken.

Hugh has completed training that assists him to recognise power imbalance and issues relating to control and intimidation, and will take appropriate steps to manage the mediation process accordingly.

Overall, family mediation significantly reduces communication problems, allowing each party to understand the other’s viewpoint.

Child Inclusive Mediation We ensure that the best interests of children are central to the outcomes of mediation.

All our mediation services are reasonably and competitively priced.

Meeting Transitions in Life

Hugh Thompson is a nationally accredited mediator who provides mediation services for:

  • Family Transitions
  • Youth
  • Separation and family mediation
  • Property settlement
  • Living arrangements for adults with disability
  • Estate planning
  • Elder Mediation
  • Planning living/care arrangements for parents
  • Elder abuse
  • Employee Assistance Programs

If you want to know more about mediation, the Attorney General Department has extensive information on their website: Attorney General Department Family Dispute Resolution

We offer prompt service, flexible hours and reasonable fees For a confidential discussion about your needs, please phone Hugh on 0409 629 551 or contact us today.

Similarly for Workplace Mediation

End the Struggle of Workplace Conflict through Mediation Is your workplace in disarray – people are fighting or refusing to cooperate? With 30 years’ experience in working with organisations and groups, Hugh Thompson is an expert in workplace dispute resolution. Hugh works with a group to communicate better, getting co-operative effort to resolve the matters in dispute.

Now in Brisbane, Hugh brings his broad workplace and community dispute resolution experience.

Issues and services he can offer are:

  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Resolving interpersonal conflict
  • Harassment issues
  • Stopping Bullying
  • Conflict resolution

So What is Mediation?

Mediation is where two or more parties involved in a dispute choose to work with an impartial person, the mediator, to generate their own solutions in settling their conflict.

The Mediation Process

In the workplace, we will firstly find out the issues and the goals of all parties. Each party involved has a part to play in the resolution of the issues. The mediator listens to each and asks pertinent questions, so that each person can see the other side. A fresh perspective will move things forward. Outcomes include: better staff morale, less disruptive conflicts, and more inclusion of people’s differences.

How Much Does Workplace Mediation Cost?

Thinking about costs, what is the cost of conflict to your organisation’s productivity and people… people who may even decide to leave if recurring conflict doesn’t stop? You may find the price of a good mediator in Brisbane is comparatively low in comparison to letting conflicts and bullying get out of hand.

We offer prompt service, flexible hours and reasonable fees

What’s the Next Step?

If you would like better working relationships and employee morale, please call Hugh Thompson on 0409 629 551 for a confidential discussion of your needs.

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