Negotiating Settlements

Legal conflicts don’t necessarily always have to end up in court. Talk to A Legal Defence first, so that you may be able to resolve your issues and come to an amicable resolution before proceeding to court.

Conflict is an inevitable and sometimes inescapable part of our society! Everyone perceives and understands a situation differently and this is where conflict and disagreement usually begins. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict, and prefer to avoid it. An initial disagreement can soon develop into a series of further disagreements and lead to a complete dissention between individuals.
Conflict will likely de-escalate when those involved focus on the problem rather than each other. This is difficult to do when you are directly involved in the conflict or disagreement. An outside party can often see where the individuals are in agreement and where the real issues are and deep problems lie. A Legal Defence works with you and your opponent to discover where you are in common agreement, and what the underlying issues of disagreement are and attempt to find an amicable resolution for you and your opponent. A Legal Defence will negotiate on your behalf, stand behind you and enforce and protect your legal rights. Negotiation takes place when people communicate for the purpose of reaching an agreement on some action that one or more of them will take. It is a process of communication, direct or indirect, in which the representative communicates on the party’s behalf. A Legal Defence will try to help the parties to reach agreement. A Legal Defence has a proven track record at negotiating settlements out of court!
Conflict resolution

Mediation- How the process works

Mediation can simply be defined as “assisted negotiation”, a mediator intervenes to help disputing parties negotiate a resolution of the issues between them. Mediation is a very flexible, confidential form of dispute resolution. Mediation is one of the oldest and most traditional forms of dispute resolution. A mediator is a neutral party that does not take sides, the mediator simply listens carefully to each party’s story evaluates what the underlining problems are, what the barriers of communication my be, and what the real issues are that stand between the parties. The mediator is there to help the individual parties focus on what they really truly want from each other, and to assist the parties in finding a agreeable resolution. A mediator will structure and implement a mediation process that meets the parties’ collective needs and promotes their best interests. A mediator does not make a judgment or decision. It is up to the parties themselves to make a decision and final settlement agreement with the guidance of the mediator. Talk to A Legal Defence today if you are interested in mediation services.