Rose is a Mediator on the Civil Roster of MediateBC and brings to her mediation practice experience as counsel in a broad variety of legal matters, which in turn provides her with subject matter expertise to assist in the resolution of a variety of disputes. Mediation is a process which provides the parties with the opportunity to achieve a confidential and cost-effective resolution of disputes. Mediation is an assisted negotiation and provides a more flexible process than traditional court processes. Rose takes a hands-on approach to assisting the parties to coming to that resolution. If resolution is not possible, Rose ensures that the parties leave the mediation with a better understanding of what is at issue and what risks each side will face going forward.
As a mediator, Rose actively listens, helps the parties find common ground and shared interests and in doing so helps the parties come to a supportable and lasting agreement. As a mediator, Rose is a neutral third party and is able to utilize the analytical skills that she has developed through her many years experience as a lawyer to help the parties identify, articulate and communicate their positions and interests. Rose works hard to put the parties at ease and to help them develop the level of trust and comfort that is necessary to achieve a resolution.
Rose is available to mediate a broad variety of cases including personal injury cases arising from car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, sexual assault and other incidents of injury. Rose’s broad employment law experience can be put to use in mediating work place disputes including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal, harassment cases and human rights disputes. Her broad general practice experience provides subject matter expertise that can be utilized to resolve disputes in other areas including wills and estates and breach of contract.
Benefits of Mediation
There are significant benefits to mediating a resolution to a case rather than proceeding to litigation.
Those benefits include:
- Savings in terms of time, cost and stress versus the unpredictability of going to court
- Control of the process and of the outcome
- Promotion of discussion of issues and collaboration in crafting a resolution
- Protection of privacy and confidentiality because of the non-public nature of mediation as
opposed to court processes which are open to the public
- Provision of the opportunity to diffuse or lessen conflict by providing the parties with an
opportunity to be heard
- Minimization of long term acrimony between the parties
- Movement of the focus from what is right and what is wrong to what is possible.