Disputes are a common part of doing business. They often arise in connection with property transactions or the provision of trade or professional services.
Mediation sits alongside the Court process and can assist participants to resolve their dispute whilst preserving or even improving their business relationships.
Especially in a small country like NZ it is vital for business communities to enhance and support each other’s operations. Discord affects whole families, neighbourhoods, communities and creates bad publicity. In NZ especially one’s business success or failure depends on one’s reputation. Reputation is a legacy we leave behind for future generations.
Mediation focuses on addressing the underlying needs of the participants and to provide them with the ability to understand and accommodate each other’s needs, which are often not mutually exclusive.
Rather than litigate, i.e. spending time and money with lawyers in lengthy Court processes mediation provides participants with a responsive and accessible process of working through the dispute in a constructive way, whilst remaining in control to achieve a commercial resolution.
Anja Klinkert provides the participants with the experience of examining both sides of the coin to gain greater understanding and to reach an outcome that is commercially viable.
Anja Klinkert uses mediation in property conveyancing disputes, commercial leasing, residential tenancy, employment disagreements, business partnership disputes, company director and shareholder disagreements, the list goes on.
Anja Klinkert provides mediation services alongside her work as a property and employment lawyer with 20 plus years’ experience. And whilst as mediator she does not provide legal advice to the participants, she uses her experience to manage people’s expectations and to reality check the arguments they raise with one another.
Lawyers may be a part of the mediation process, as well as accountants, HR professionals, valuers, and real estate agents. The focus is on providing the participants with the opportunity to work with the required supports in order for them to find the solution that fits.