This is a method of resolving disputes informally and documenting it in an agreement once terms are reached. The benefit of this is that you are not leaving it to a court to make the decision for you.
Negotiation has many advantages including:
Negotiation is not appropriate if:
Before an appointment with the lawyers at Sterling Legal, we request that you:
If an agreement is reached, we strongly urge you to document it and have the other party sign it. If the matter is in court, certain documents need to be filed with the court to stop the case.
Although a negotiation can be handled by you, we encourage you to speak to our expert negotiators. Generally, what will flow is precise advice on a specific situation. For instance, negotiated agreements in family law must meet certain thresholds before they can be approved by a court. Therefore, specific advice must be provided to you in relation to this.
The lawyers at Sterling Legal have achieved considerable success in negotiating agreements for clients, whether with individuals, big business or government.
Tom Zreika is an accomplished negotiator, has a Masters of Law from UNSW (majoring in dispute resolution) and has completed the prestigious program on negotiation at Harvard University, Boston.
Tom has been appearing as a negotiator for over 20 years, whether in relation to court based disputes or business and property dealings.
He has notably acted as a negotiator for sports stars and even for one of the richest people on the planet - Marina Picasso, sole heiress and granddaughter to the famed artist, Pablo Picasso.