dispute resolution

I was at a Supreme Court mediation yesterday trying to resolve a long-running dispute. I’m afraid that the enemy just wasted our time.  This was a third attempt.  On the first attempt we thought we had a resolution to the dispute with my client agreeing to pay a 6 figure amount to go away.  Unfortunately, …

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Family Provision Disputes

I went to a 4 hour seminar on Family Provision actions on Tuesday, in which relatives of the deceased claim to have special need that was not adequately provided for by the deceased. It covered recent decisions, superannuation and life insurance implications, preparation for hearings and arguments about equitable estoppel and constructive and resulting trusts …

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$1.8 Million Claim – District Court Mediation

Michael attended a District Court mediation last week. We represented one elderly defendant. The plaintiff had a somewhat ambit claim seeking $1.8 million in damages plus costs. The other defendant was seeking a 100% indemnity from our client, which I believe they would have got, if liability were proved.  While liability was in doubt, it …

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