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Best Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services in Canberra

Disagreements are inevitable. But what happens when two parties cannot come to a mutual decision in a legal setting? In these instances, many turn to professional mediation services.

Mediation services – sometimes referred to as conflict resolution – are designed to solve legal disputes without going to court. Over one or several meetings, the mediator acts as an unbiased third-party, helping to structure the discussion and facilitate clear communication.

If you’re on the lookout for a trustworthy, experienced mediator, Canberra has plenty. But which one is the best? We’ve consulted the locals and come up with a list of the top four mediation and conflict resolution services in Canberra and surrounds.

Let’s jump right into it.

What makes reliable mediation and conflict resolution services?

If you’ve never worked with a mediator before, you might feel a little overwhelmed. Start by keeping an eye out for the following traits:

  • Years of experience.First and foremost, look for an experienced mediator. Conflict resolution is a unique and demanding task, but seasoned mediators have seen it all before. They know the ins and outs of the law, and can remain impartial, even if discussions get heated.
  • Specialist knowledge. You may require the services of a mediator for a whole host of reasons. Whether you’re working through a divorce, or experiencing fallout from a business partnership gone wrong, look for a conflict resolution expert with specialist knowledge.
  • Excellent communication skills. The best mediators have excellent communication skills. They have a knack for understanding conflicting perspectives and finding common ground.
  • Well priced. Legal fees can add up fast. If budgeting is a concern, seek out a conflict resolution expert that charges a competitive rate for their time.

The top mediation and conflict resolution services in Canberra, according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Now, it’s time to introduce the top mediators and conflict resolution experts in the Canberra region.

DDCS Lawyers

Led by two nationally accredited mediators, the practice at DDCS Lawyers offers mediations, ongoing advice, and assistance in formalising any agreements once they are reached. Their team are genuine problem solvers and are committed to remaining neutral.

Watts McCray

Watts McCray’s mediators have more than 40 years of combined experience in family law and dispute resolution. Their goal is to help you and your opposing party come to a fair, just conclusion without stepping foot in court. The team behind Watts McCray aims to secure you an amicable outcome while saving you time and money.

Conflict Resolution Service

Conflict Resolution Service (CRS) is a charity organisation that has delivered effective, low-cost mediation services to the Canberra area for more than three decades. Their passionate team has extensive experience in family dispute resolution, crisis mediation, conflict coaching, and community mediation. CRS makes it possible for Canberra’s residents to access the service they need when they need it.

Capon & Hubert Lawyers and Mediators

Capon & Hubert Lawyers and Mediators is a family-friendly law firm that believes their services can make a real difference in the lives of their clients. A significant percentage of their new clients come by way of referral, and this is a testament to their expertise and dedication.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you worked with a mediator or conflict resolution expert in the Canberra region? Share your experience, good or bad, in the comments area below for our readers to check out.

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