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$500,000 to Lawyers

January 10, 2018 By Janko Predovic

‘Worst kind of custody dispute’ ends with $500,000 in lawyer fees after a 36-day trial… Good grief! A Judge in Ontario said in a recent judgment: “We are both reasonable people and I really think we can work this out without spending 40 to 50 thousand dollars a piece in lawyer fees only to have…

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At the Negotiating Table

October 14, 2016 By Janko Predovic

5 Tips to Manage at the Negotiating Table Your behavior, how you conduct yourself at the negotiating table can work for you or against you. Remember, this is a negotiating table, not a court of law or arbitrator’s office. In negotiating, there is little to prove and all to negotiate. Negotiation is about how to…

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Stages of Mediation

October 14, 2016 By Janko Predovic

Getting Through the 6 Stages of Mediation Mediation is not a single event, not a one-time meeting where magically issues are resolved. No. Mediation is a process that occurs with very predictable steps. Understanding these steps to the process can help you manage through the process. Separated parents entering mediation may meet greater success understanding…

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Dispute Resolution Conference

September 22, 2015 By Janko Predovic

Mediation and other forms of collaborative decision-making continue to expand in their application across all areas of legal practice in BC. One consequence of this growth is the increasing recognition by counsel that mediation and mediation advocacy skills are unique from traditional litigation skills, and require training and practice plus the opportunity for significant reflection…

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We Have Moved!

August 30, 2015 By Janko Predovic

We have moved to New West, to join Westminster Law Group – a great team of multidisciplinary professionals, all practising independently but sharing resources to ensure affordability and to provide a comprehensive, one-stop support centre to our family law clients. Westminster Law Group is set in a historical building built in 1887, the Queen’s Hotel…

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