Mediation and Dispute Resolution Services
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR),
which aims to
assist two (or more) people to reach an agreement. Whether an
agreement results or not, and whatever the content of that
agreement, if any, the parties themselves determine it rather than
accepting something imposed by a Court.
registered with the Australian Mediation Association and I am experienced as a
Mediator in Family Law financial, child support and parenting cases.
In summary I can mediate any dispute relating to Family and
Human Relationships Law.
Anything said at a mediation is strictly confidential and, other
than in exceptional circumstances, may not be used in Court.
Evaluative Mediation Option
Evaluative mediation is a modeled on judges settlement
conferences. An evaluative mediator assists the parties reach
agreement by pointing out possible weaknesses in their cases, and
predicting what a judge would be likely to do. An evaluative
mediator may make recommendations to the parties as to the
outcome of certain issues. Evaluative mediators are concerned
with the legal rights of the parties rather than needs and
interests, and evaluate cases based on legal concepts of fairness.
Evaluative mediators explain the costs vs. the benefits of
pursuing legal proceedings rather than settling in mediation.
This model works best when the parties are deadlocked on key
issues and it is known to be very effective in solving Family
Mediations take place at my Chambers at Suite
124, 267 Castlereagh Street Sydney.
There are 4 comfortable rooms available, 3 of which have natural
light and have access to a balcony. Use of my chambers is
included in the fee.
Fees and booking a mediation
Please contact my Clerk, Loraine Byrnes to enquire about my
availability and to book a mediation. My fees are set out in the agreement and
brochure you can download on the right hand side of this page.
The parties usually share all mediation fees equally unless they agree otherwise.
Download my information brochure & mediation agreement.