Arbitrator, Mediator Or Presiding Officer

OVERVIEW
  • All these services are available either in person or by way of video and audio conferencing.
  • All proceedings are voice and/or video recorded and transcripts are available on request, for a fee per page.
  • All of these services require that you contact Crafford Inc. to register as a client and pay the prescribed fee, where after an Attorney from Crafford Inc. will contact you within 2 business days, to request any necessary documentation and set up an appointment.
  • The quoted fee is merely a deposit for each of these 3 options and same is for 30 minutes only and is  inclusive of an in-person or virtual consultation and a brief consideration of the documents and merits, followed by sound legal advice on the further conduct and the merits of the matter, where after, the hourly fee is as agreed or specified in the Fee Schedule.
MEDIATION
  • Mediation is a voluntary process, where all parties are willing and able to negotiate toward a pragmatic solution, providing a faster and cheaper alternative to litigation.
  • The process involves the participation of all interested or affected parties to a dispute, by signing a Mediation Agreement, whereby the parties agree to make an endeavor to reach a pragmatic resolution of the dispute, acceptable to all parties, through the meeting, discussion and negotiation facilitated by the Mediator, failing which, the Mediator certifies in writing that the matter remains unresolved.
  • A Mediator generally has no authority to make a binding decision upon the parties.
  • The fee for this service is R1 100.00 (incl. VAT) for 30-minutes. 
Fee of R1 100.00 (incl. VAT)

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ARBITRATION
  • An agreement to Private Arbitration is voluntary but contains the provision that the Arbitrator can make a decision binding upon the parties and which can be made an order of the court.
  • The process is similar to a court hearing, the Arbitrator is either chosen by agreement between the parties or appointed by a senior official of the governing body that regulates the industry most appropriate to deal with the nature of the dispute.
  • The Arbitrator Acts as “the judge” and having considered all of the evidence arrives at a decision on the merits and/or quantum and legal costs, which are usually on the High Court scale.
  • The fee for this service is R1 100.00 (incl. VAT) for 30-minutes.
Fee for this service is R1 100.00 (incl. VAT)

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PRESIDING OFFICER
  • Presiding Officers are required to preside over Disciplinary Enquiries pursuant to the ‘Fair Procedure’ requirements of Employment Codes, Body Corp/HOA Rules and other Associations.
  • The appointment of an experienced impartial and objective Presiding Officer serves to ensure compliance with procedural rigors and enhances the prospect of a judicious or fair decision and sanction.
Fee for this service is R1 100.00 (incl. VAT) for 30-minutes

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