about R3

Established by Julie Somerville, a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience resolving highly emotional and traumatic civil claims, R3 Resolutions creates the right environment for those claims to be resolved:

quicker and cheaper than litigation;

in a way that addresses the real needs of the parties; and

by providing a way forward for parties to start rebuilding the future they desire.


Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process where parties work with a neutral and impartial mediator to resolve their dispute. The parties decide how the dispute is resolved, rather than a Court imposing it on them.

R3 Resolutions adopts a facilitative approach to mediation by assisting the parties to have the conversations that they have not previously been able to have, in an open and respectful manner.

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Not all civil claims are the same, particularly those involving high levels of emotion and trauma. Therefore, the resolution of some claims may need a different approach. R3 Resolutions recognises this by offering alternatives to a mediation.

facilitated early conference

These conferences often take place shortly after the complaint is first made and before significant legal costs are incurred.

​expert conclave facilitation

Facilitating discussions to produce a report that assists the parties and the Court

moderated evidence gathering

Facilitating discussions between parties so an agreement can be reached for collaborative evidence gathering.


Combining facilitative and evaluative techniques to develop a truly bespoke solution to the resolution of the dispute.

latest posts

Keep up to date with all things dispute resolution.

“They won’t listen to me” … this phrase should set off alarm bells in a negotiation

Why? Because it indicates that there is more work to be done before fruitful discussions can take place. As discussed in my last post, feeling as though you have been

Three reasons why self esteem is relevant in negotiations

Conflict fundamentally involves a breakdown in communications; therefore, it goes without saying that psychological factors will always be at play in any negotiation. As outlined in the first post in

What does psychology have to do with mediation?

A lot actually …..   Many of you know that I studied psychology before I studied law. I’m not a psychologist, nor have I practiced as a psychologist, but I

What do mediators and hostage negotiators have in common?

They are both using skills that seek to reduce the impact of negative emotions that have derailed someone’s ability to think rationally.   Both parties to a dispute usually have

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