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Mediation Feedback

The vast majority of my cases settle without a Court trial, often at mediation.  This is a structured process where, with the benefit of a skilled mediator and counsel, the parties agree a binding resolution.  It ends the uncertainty, publicity and cost of litigation, and the possibility of years of appeals.  Favourable, creative outcomes can be reached that are not always available to a Judge.  You need to mediate at the right time though, with full information.  The willingness to settle on reasonable terms is often much more focused against the backdrop of litigation.  As can be seen from the below feedback, clients are often relieved and thrilled with the outcome.

Thank you for making Friday fun.  You turned my episode of The Good Wife into our Season Finale.  You were spectacular and your nuclear curve ball brilliant.  I know the ball came back many times over the course of how the game played out but you stayed focused on an end-game that was far better than I could visualize and the end result is a change to my life.

Vanessa was recommended to me but I was unsure that she would be worth her fee.  I was hesitant.  From the first phone call Vanessa put me at ease about my case and displayed huge knowledge.  Every interaction I had with Vanessa strengthened me - when you are in a tough position Vanessa is absolutely the woman you want in your corner.  I felt safe with Vanessa on my team. She has total commitment and dedication as well as amazing expertise in the area.  Plus Vanessa is kind and real and actually cares.  Vanessa is Kick-Arse Fabulous and worth her weight in gold.  It turned out to be about way more than dollars - Vanessa is worth every cent.

My word it's been a long journey!  One I don't hesitate to say could not have been concluded in the manner it was, without your skill, care & advice:  I am very grateful, no doubt you are in a class all of your own.

It's all over!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me.  Amazing result ... Will always hold you in my heart.

My appreciation extends well beyond monetary terms.  You have been the voice of sensibility and calm and understood my plight, with empathy.  Needless to say, I will be highly recommending you.

Thank you so much for all your efforts with my case - the mediation finale was amazing!  There were times when I wanted to give up but, thanks to you, I continued.  And we won!

Thanks so much for yesterday.  I woke up feeling good and excited about the future without the case hanging over me.
Vanessa 05-480-802


Vanessa Bruton QC
O’Connell Chambers
Level 5, Old South British Building
3-13 Shortland Street, Auckland
PO Box 105 270, Auckland 1143

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