‘Alison Shaw was the mediator in a recent commercial franchise dispute which I was legal counsel for. Alison did a very good job and I found her to be fair. I would use her as a Mediator again for a similar type of dispute’.
G. Griffin, Griffins Lawyers, Adelaide SA
“SHAW Dispute Resolution recently conducted a workplace mediation I was involved in. Thanks to an ‘amazing team’ of professionals, SHAW made the whole process very smooth and neutral which resulted in a successful outcome. I was consistently informed of what was happening throughout the process and the follow up was brilliant. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SHAW Dispute Resolution to anyone who has a dispute”.
F. Ball, Adelaide, SA
“Thank you to Ali and your team for your prompt actions in organising the mediation. I have received amazing feedback from those involved about Ali’s calming but methodical approach to ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be heard, raise their concerns and come up with solutions. I am confident that with Ali’s help we have put in place a plan for future success. Thanks again for helping us work through the issues and get this great outcome for all”.
Tori, People Vision (for Skycity)
“I thought a staff member had an issue with me, which caused further conflict. We ended up not communicating for quite a few weeks until the mediation. The Management Team tried to work with us to resolve it first and it didn’t work. The Director decided to use mediation because he didn’t want to lose us and SHAW Mediation was recommended.
Alison was very helpful and fair, she gave the chance for both parties to be heard in a neutral environment. After one session, the issue was resolved and I was very satisfied. I like coming to work again.
I would most definitely recommend anyone facing a dispute to contact SHAW Mediation! Alison is very warm and approachable. Thank you Alison for helping us, you have made it pleasurable to come to work again. :)”
Kori S, Express Cargo
“During my recent involvement in a mediation that SHAW Dispute Resolution facilitated, I found Alison to be fantastic, she made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I appreciated being comfortable and in control and of the outcome. Having a pre-mediation consultation directly with the mediator made me feel at ease and prepared for the mediation. I found the team at SHAW DR to be very organised and even provided me with a preparation checklist prior to the mediation.”
Roxanne C. Adelaide, SA
“I chose mediation because I thought that it could be a much more friendly and amicable way to resolve our issues. The expense and time delays relating to court and the effect on the children were things that I did not want. I did a lot of research online and chose SHAW Mediation, in particular FDR Mediator Alison Shaw because of her good reputation and background as a Family Law Lawyer, to me it just made sense to have a mediator that knew family law also. The set fees associated with the mediation was something I needed.
Alison is clearly and simply good at what she does. The process can be extremely overwhelming, Alison and her team walked me through from first contact, to the end of the mediation. Alison managed it beautifully and she’s definitely in the right job. I would 110% recommend SHAW Mediation Australia, so much so, that I would like to work with one of you in the future!”
Suzi C, Family Parenting Plan and Property Settlement
Peter, June 2017
‘Generally, debrief sessions are designed for mediators to help them in their professional development. Sessions are meant to refresh the jaded and to provide support for the novice. Through debrief sessions, mediators can examine particular cases in terms of what went well and what could have been done differently, gain greater professional development focus and also learn their care of self through supervised reflection. SHAW Mediators also can use the opportunity to debrief on the process and service from their perspective offering true 360 degree quality assurance’.
Laurence Boulle, Accredited mediator (NMAS) and conductor of the mediator debrief service for SHAW mediators
‘The SHAW Mediation Manual ensures that there is consistency and clarity in which mediation sessions, like those by SHAW Mediation, are organised and conducted. Its contents are sound and there could be no possibility of anyone reading it and not understanding what the mediator’s role and responsibilities are. I’m certain anyone can confidently recommend SHAW Mediation to clients and practitioners knowing that such high standards are expected and applied’.
Simon Lane, Accredited mediator
‘Mediation can be a positive way to resolve cultural conflicts. It is a really fair and just way to listen to both parties to see where people are coming from and is a great bridge between people of all background and walks of life. Mediation is a much more holistic method of settling differences for people from different cultures, backgrounds and perspectives whereas the legal system doesn’t always allow for this’.
Khadija Gbla, Motivational speaker, cross-cultural trainer and consultant
Thank you to Ali and your team for your prompt actions in organising the mediation. I have received amazing feedback from those involved about Ali’s calming but methodical approach to ensuring that everyone had the opportunity to be heard, raise their concerns and come up with solutions. I am confident that with Ali’s help we have put in place a plan for future success. Thanks again for helping us work through the issues and get this great outcome for all.Tori, People Vision (for Skycity)