“Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I will definitely put you on my recommended list of mediators.” Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution of a major Australian insurer.
“I must declare I was impressed and totally blown away by the management of the mediation by [Anthony] … [he] was honest, forthright, and his dogged, gentle but astute goading of the parties to narrow their differences was the epitome of what a competent mediator should strive to achieve. I was starting to lose faith in ADR and certainly I had no expectations going into it yesterday but [he] brilliantly manoeuvered a masterful result and I am lost for words” – Solicitor at a suburban law practice.
“[S]killed facilitation and mediator skills … that culminated in the result” Principal at a national law firm
“I appreciated [his] effort to resolve the dispute in a very efficient way … I was very impressed with [his] mediation skills” – Solicitor at a suburban law practice
“The proceedings are settled. [Anthony’s] assistance was instrumental in enabling the parties to reach this point.” – Senior Associate of a national law firm.
“This was a tough mediation. There were so many obstacles to settlement so the fact that the parties achieved a resolution is a credit to Anthony.” – Partner of a specialist insurance firm.
“Our confidence in Mr Lo Surdo proved to be well placed. Whilst the matter did not settle at mediation on the day, it settled shortly after. In my opinion the settlement of the dispute (which had been the subject of 2 previous rounds of difficult negotiations) occurred in consequence of Mr Lo Surdo’s assistance as Mediator.
“Mr Lo Surdo’s conduct of the mediation facilitated circumstances in which the convergence of opinion on questions of fact and law was facilitated, principally by him.” – Partner of a National Law Firm.
“The matter settled. [Anthony’s] involvement and approach was in my assessment integral to achieving that outcome.” – Principal of a leading commercial law firm.
“It was a pleasure working with a mediator who had obviously read the brief, was thoroughly prepared and was willing to engage with the issues.” – A Sydney Commercial Silk
“You did a great job to get the parties this close. It looked pretty forlorn when I left.” – A Melbourne Commercial Silk
“It was a difficult case. I thought settlement was unlikely. It was a long day, but through Mr Lo Surdo’s perseverance and good advice, it settled. It helped that he was not shy in offering his opinion.” – Counsel at the NSW Bar
“The mediator quickly identified the real issues in the Proceedings, informed all parties of the appropriate litigation risk that existed and assisted in negotiating an agreeable settlement for all parties involved.” – Solicitor at a National Firm
“Ability to quickly determine and articulate the issues in contention allowing parties considerable time to focus on achieving outcome…an experienced commercial negotiator who was able to challenge both parties in their thinking on their respective positions.” Head of Legal at a National Charity