David is a senior Lawyer and the Managing Principal of Sharrock Pitman Legal. He is also a Business Law Specialist, accredited as such by the Law Institute of Victoria.
He therefore understands, in particular, issues commonly faced by people in business and people running ‘not for profit’ organisations.
More than that, however, he is authorised by Resolution Institute to conduct what are called ‘blended mediations’. This means that, in the course of a mediation (more particularly, during private sessions with each person), he can provide legal advice, if that might be relevant and helpful. This always happens with the prior consent of all participants.
During your mediation, he will not be a judge or an umpire. Rather than taking sides at all, he will mediate a discussion about your dispute and present an opportunity for you and the other person to reach an agreed resolution.
In doing so, he will offer you and the other person:
- High ethical standards
- Dignity and respect
- A listening ear
- Helpful insights
- Total confidentiality
- Absolute integrity
- Best efforts to resolve your dispute, if at all possible.