THE ESTATE AGENT PARTNERSHIP DISPUTE FINAL EPISODE

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Written by Graham Perry

Graham Perry M.A. Cantab FCIArb Experienced Arbitration Lawyer | China & Chinese Business Affairs | Public Speaker/Lecturer

30 March 2021

COMMENT OF THE DAY #43

MEDIATION

The story so far – 3 partners meet to mediate the departure of a fourth. As you proceed it becomes apparent that 2 of the partners and the 4th partner could consider reconciliation as the cost of separation becomes a factor.

But the 3rd partner is adamant. No 4 has to go. You are now facing to face with No 3. If she remains adamant there is blood on the carpet. If she gives there is a solution in sight.

So much depends on you – your method, your words, the timing of your suggestions. This is really where you earn your fee. Get it right and you are the hero of the moment. Get it wrong and all goes wrong.

There is an opening – are the departing partner and his wife reconciled? If they are, she can support that move by mood creating the end to the dispute. If she is cash tight, can she afford the payout if no 4 has to go? Can you get peace +harmony into her head instead of anger+bitterness

There is plenty of narratives for you to work on. Are you open-minded enough to see the options + introduce them in the right way at the right time?

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