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Compensation Matters

Over the last twenty years there has been an increasing trend toward encouraging alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, in litigated matters. This is evident in the field of compensation law, where states have introduced legislation requiring compulsory pre-trial conferencing.

There are many benefits associated with mediation as an alternative to trial. These include saving time and associated costs, the confidentiality of the process, maintaining ongoing relationships and the ability to be more creative in finding options for resolving the dispute.

Involving an experienced mediator in the conferencing process is recommended in order to ensure all options to resolving the dispute are explored.  Michael B. Williams SC has extensive experience in mediating for compensation related matters and holds specialist Mediation Accreditation from the NSW Bar. With over 40 years experience in mediating and litigating for compensation matters, Michael understands the complex rules for assessing compensation and can help to negotiate the best outcome for both parties.

If you are looking to resolve compensation related matters through mediation, contact Michael Williams today on 02 9231 0077.

Mediation Articles


"A Mediator should never provide an opinion or advice concerning the merits of a case" verses "a Mediator should always offer an evaluative opinion on the dispute"


It is crucial to the success of any mediation that compliance be enforced with the requirement of attendance of the parties in person and an officer from corporate parties with full authority to settle.

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