Jeremy is an accredited mediator, qualifying through the Resolution Institute.
Mediation is a collaborative way for people to resolve disputes. It involves the parties meeting together with a mediator to talk through their dispute and points of view. The mediator facilitates the conversation to help the parties reach an agreement that is acceptable to them both.
This can often be achieved in one session of mediation, but sometimes additional time is required depending on the complexity of the situation. The parties can choose whether their lawyers attend the mediation with them. Once an agreement has been reached, the mediator will prepare a written agreement which both parties sign.
If the parties want their agreement to be legally binding, they will each need to receive independent legal advice and have their lawyers witness them signing the agreement.
Jeremy conducts mediations in relationship property, including where there are significant assets such as trusts, businesses and multi-property portfolios. He also mediates in situations regarding the management of trusts, care of children and disputes over Wills.
Fees are charged as follows:
|Half day (<4.5 hours)||$3,000 + GST|
|Day rate (>4.5 hours)||$4,750 + GST|
These rates include Jeremy’s preparation for the mediation, such as reading documentation about the matters to be resolved. They also include time for a preliminary conference between the parties (prior to the mediation), which may be required for the parties to exchange information, identify the issues, and cover anything else that needs to be discussed prior to the mediation.
Jeremy is based in Auckland but can travel around New Zealand or conduct the mediation on Zoom. He does not charge for travel time or costs.
For further information on mediation, please email Jeremy at email@example.com