My Mediation Service
Resolving your dispute
As the Family
Law Courts are overflowing with cases your dispute may take
years to be determined at a hearing. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR),
which aims to
assist two (or more) people to quickly reach an agreement.
Unlike a Court decision the parties themselves determine the
outcome rather accepting a decision imposed by a Court in which
they have no say. I
have more than 25 years of experience as a
Mediator in Family Law financial, child support and parenting cases
so I am able to mediate any dispute relating to Family
and Human Relationships Law.
I have been recognised as a leading NSW
Family Law Mediator in the 2019 by the Doyles Legal Guide (see
my link page).
Evaluative Mediation Option
Evaluative mediation is based on judges' settlement
Evaluative mediators do not give legal advice
but if both parties agree an evaluative mediator assists the parties reach
agreement by pointing out possible weaknesses in their case, and
trying to predict the sort of things a judge would be likely to
do. An evaluative mediator may make recommendations to the
parties as to the outcome of certain issues. They can also explain the costs
and delays vs. the benefits of
pursuing legal proceedings compared with settling in mediation.
This model works best when the parties are deadlocked on key
issues. Research tells us that it is very effective in solving Family
Anything said at a mediation is strictly confidential and, other
than in exceptional circumstances, may not be used in Court.
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.