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Entertainment/Sporting Contract Disputes

In general, the primary concern in entertainment and sporting contract disputes is confidentiality. Both the sporting and entertainment industries are reliant on the public. Many of these types of disputes involve arguments over salaries. These arguments can seem greedy to the general public, and cause harm to the reputation of the parties involved.

As with workplace disputes, the desired outcome here is to maintain relationships. The confidentiality of mediation makes it the ideal method of resolving these types of disputes, as it encourages open communication between the parties. Furthermore, mediation provides a relatively quick and cost effective means of resolving the dispute. The longer it takes to settle a matter, the more expensive the process will cost. Using a skilled mediator to facilitate discussion can lead to a very quick resolution.  

Michael B Williams SC has extensive experience in contract negotiations. He is an experienced mediator with specialist mediation accreditation from the NSW Bar. He also has over 20 years of experience in litigation. Michael can help to resolve your sporting or entertainment contract dispute quickly and quietly.

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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Michael B Williams SC - Mediator
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