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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.  I am 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 Law disputes.


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.

 Loraine Byrnes      clerk@ebc44.com

                             Tel: 9220-6100

The parties usually share all mediation fees equally unless they agree otherwise.

More information 

Download my information brochure & mediation agreement.








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