What Victoria has to say about mediation:
"I was inspired to explore a qualification as a mediator after working with a lot of broken families. Too many relationships have been ruined by the mess left behind when a family member has prepared a poorly advised Will or no Will at all. It is heart-breaking to see the grief and resentment which is often the lasting memory of that person, coupled with estranged siblings or step-families, precisely at the time when they should come together to support each other.
Once I had been introduced to the breadth of mediation skills, I became quite passionate about offering that expertise to all types of dispute. To my mind, every argument resolved through mediation and successfully kept out of the expensive, lengthy and stressful court system, is a step in the right direction.
Agreeing to mediate is such a positive step forwards for each party and that gives me the ideal platform from which to work. The parties all come to the mediation day with a desire to settle and I work with each of them to explore their individual needs and discover precisely what they need to resolve. It is the most ideal creative and collaborative forum for any sort of dispute, and the relief and satisfaction when a settlement is reached is wonderful to see."