Date of this Version

January 2004

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Pre-publication print

Wade, John (2004) Representing Clients Effectively in Negotiation, Conciliation and Mediation of Family Disputes is published in the Australian Journal of Family Law, Sydney, Butterworths, Volume 18, 2004, pp. 283-302.

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This article 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



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