Representing Clients Effectively in Negotiation, Conciliation and Mediation

John Wade, Dispute Resolution Centre, Bond University

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This paper argues that a major task for lawyers in family disputes, negotiations, conciliation and mediation, is to assist clients make wise decisions in the face of uncertainty. A short preparation model of five humble hypotheses is set out. This model is then applied to a fact scenario as an illustration. Example precedent forms are attached.