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Can “good faith” negotiations really occur when there is a lack of trust?

Posted on September 23, 2020

Disputes often escalate because of the people and their behaviours, not the problem.  The perception of another’s actions and their characteristics can impact on a person’s ability to communicate rationally and objectively.  It’s common to hear from parties that the trust has diminished in their association with one another and yet negotiating in “good faith” ultimately relies...
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The impact of cultural norms on the rules of negotiation

Posted on March 10, 2020

Cultural and Linguistic diverse disputants: The impact of cultural norms on the rules of negotiation and settlement. At Mediator Hub we convene many discussions in contention involving parties who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Where a party’s first language is not English in Australia, they are encouraged to seek the assistance of an interpreter during...
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Not seeing eye to eye?

Posted on February 24, 2020

Disputes and conflict of any kind can trigger emotions and bring out the worst in people and will quite often lead to long term consequences. Preparation is key to planning for effective negotiations and a settlement. There are a few simple steps to help you move forward from a situation that may seem untenable.  1....
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