'Passionate about the restoration of relationships'
Mediation is a powerful form of restorative justice and is a pathway to the restoration of personal and professional relationships - without court or tribunal interference or cost.
Andrea Tokaji provides a holistic approach to the practice of mediation offered to individuals, businesses and organisations nationally and internationally.
Andrea combines her years of experience in international law, human rights, therapy, counselling and psychology working with government, international organisations and NGOs to bring a holistic approach to providing mediation to you.
Mediation is a process of arbitration, the process of intervening in a dispute in order to resolve it.
- Federal Court of Australia
Mediation is about restoring relationships to their rightful place - whether personal, professional, local or international, by including the interested and motivated parties to become a part of the solution in a cost effective - collaborative way.
The Federal Court of Australia recognises the legitimate role of mediators in assisting the parties to identify and assess options and negotiate an agreement to resolve their dispute, and as an alternative to a judge imposing a decision on the parties.
WHAT CASES ARE SUITABLE FOR MEDIATION?
All cases, regardless of their complexity or number of parties, are eligible to be referred to mediation. Disputes that are particularly suited to mediation include the following factors:
a willingness from all parties to participate
a desire or need to preserve relationships
a mutually negotiated outcome that better suits the needs and interests of the parties
a cost effective and collaborative alternative that does not involve judges, courts or tribunals.
Mediation offers many benefits, including:
Time: mediation resolves disputes more quickly than through a trial.
Cost: mediation costs significantly less than the costs of preparing and running a trial.
Flexibility: mediation offers parties more control over the outcome and can be customised.
Stress: mediation is less formal and less intimidating than appearing in court.
Confidentiality: mediation is private, and judges are not informed of the contents of the mediation.
Finality: mediation provides mutual finality with the agreement of all parties.
Satisfaction: because the parties decide and agree on the outcome of their dispute they are more likely to be satisfied with the result and to comply with what has been agreed.
If you require Mediation for your personal, professional, local, national or international matters, contact Andrea Tokaji.