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Contested Estates

Contested Estates are very sensitive matters. Emotions run high, and often people feel very wronged. Unresolved disputes can destroy family relationships at a time when family support is vital. Mediation is the ideal way of resolving these types of conflicts, as it can help to preserve and even strengthen these important relationships.

Disputes over estates can be effectively managed and resolved via mediation. Mediation ensures that each party is an active participant in dialogue, and all concerns are heard and considered. This co-operative process encourages understanding and leads to a satisfactory outcome for all parties involved.

It is very important to choose the right mediator. Michael B. Williams SC has over 20 years experience in litigation and holds specialist mediation accreditation with the NSW Bar. He is skilled at finding the best outcome; helping you to avoid expensive litigation and maintaining those important family relationships.

If you are looking for an experienced mediator for contested estate matters, 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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