Tailored Dispute Resolution

Sometimes the usual dispute resolution mechanisms just don’t work.  Difficult disputes demand creative options that:

  • can keep cases out of court, or
  • work alongside the court process to resolve issues and minimise cost.

While Mediation is a common option, it is not always the best one.

Other options like Arbitration, Conciliation, Expert Appraisal, or Facilitated Negotiation can provide a circuit breaker to resolve a difficult case.

Between us, we have almost 70 years of experience in resolving difficult cases, usually outside the court process.  We have extensive experience in gaining the confidence of people whose behaviours get in the way of resolving their legal problems, and moving them to successful resolution.  

We can:

  • work with lawyers to tailor a process to suit their client’s case, or
  • work with people in dispute who agree to appoint us as an independent person to help them solve it.

Contact us to discuss the needs of your case.

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About Shearer Doyle Law

Shearer Doyle Law is a law practice in Brisbane. Bruce Doyle and Elizabeth Shearer established Shearer Doyle Pty Ltd in 2013 to provide practical, individually tailored solutions for people with legal problems.

We act for clients directly, but we also act as independent experts retained to resolve part of a case. This may be alongside the Court Process or instead of going to Court.