Mosaic, our associates and consultants have extensive experience in the preparation, analysis and defending of contract claims. However, our preference is to resolve problems before they become major by proactive management of projects [Refer Mosaic's Consulting Services].
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Patrick Weaver was a Graded Arbitrator and an Accredited Mediator with the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia (IAMA) for more then 30 years (since merging with LEADR in 2014, the Resolution Institute); he resigned his grading in 2017 but remains a member. He is very experienced in the preparation, negotiation and defence of commercial claims in construction, engineering, general business, and ICT disputes, and has been called to provide Expert evidence in a number of court cases.
Patrick was first Graded as an Arbitrator by IAMA in 1987. His interests and involvement in Mediation and Conciliation started in the mid 1980s when he participated in some of the Early Mediation courses run by IAMA. Generally, he prefers to encourage parties to a dispute to use the processes of Mediation and/or Conciliation to resolve commercial issues in preference to the more expensive and disruptive/time consuming processes involved in Arbitration or litigation.
Patrick has worked extensively with clients in the preparation and analysis of claims. More recently, this has involved providing contract services to Doyles Construction Lawyers, focusing on schedule and cost analysis work in response to claims under the securities of payment legislation in both NSW and Victoria. See Patrick's Full CV
In negotiation the parties to a dispute must reach an agreement themselves, through a process they create. Whist in most circumstances, business people are quite happy and capable of conducting negotiations, from time to time the involvement of a skilled negotiator can assist a party to achieve its desired outcomes more effectively.
Negotiations are often structured and follow a predictable pattern. There are also many recognised styles and techniques of negotiating. Assistance with, or training in, negotiation can provide a valuable boost in the final agreement. Patrick is a skilled and experienced negotiator who can be engaged to help an organisation prepare for a negotiation and where appropriate assist in the conduct of the negotiations.