Dispute Resolver Directory
Paul LewisSydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane
Mediator and DR advisor in the 'Hard Cases'
- Family Law and other interpersonal disputes
- Commercial disputes
- Community matters
As a NMAS mediator and NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Dispute Resolution, I mediate in a broad range of cases or provide advice as a consultant on early and ''late stage'' resolution options in all types of disputes. I can be engaged as an external advisor to a client participating in a mediation process, that is, in addition to the legal representatives that they have engaged.
For example, I may be consulted by a party to assist with the passage of commercial cases before they reach Court or during entrenched litigation. I may be engaged by one of the parties directly involved in a family or commercial dispute or by a third party or other stakeholder affected by a claim or dispute between people or companies who are at odds with each other.
I provide an evaluative model of mediation for the constructive settlement of financial matters under the Family Law Act, 1975. I mediate such cases on the basis of parties attending with their lawyers or attending without their lawyers. Long running or complex matters may benefit from a co-mediation model- I arrange a co-mediator when a co-mediation is desirable.
Melissa MatthewsCentral West NSW
I worked as a lawyer until I decided to focus my efforts on delivering mediation services.
Mediation puts the clients at the centre of the process and I help clients by facilitating a conversation where clients can move through the steps in order to move on with their lives.
My experience in the legal industry helps me to understand the process and also to assist clients to navigate what can be a complex system during often a difficult time personally.
I work with clients to ensure mediation is suitable and also to understand what they need to feel safe.
I have been mediating and arbitrating family disputes since 1988. I am registered as a Family Dispute Resolutiom Practitioner and am a qualified Family law arbitrator. I mediate both parenting and financial matters and arbitrate in property disputes.
I also mediate and arbitrate family provisions and estate claims.
I accept engagements to mediate professional negligence claims arising from family law disputes.
In my practice I travel frequently to regional centres and mediate electronically.
michael iacovinomelbourne metro / regional victoria
Michael is an enabler, adopting a mature, relaxed approach to his conflict resolution practice, building rapport, and utilising a transformational style that supports, empowers, and harnesses individuals’ self-efficacy and motivation in achieving durable, focused outcomes. He is a Nationally-Accredited Mediator with over 11 years’ experience in mediation and facilitation in the government and private workplace sectors.
Michael has strong interpersonal dynamics competencies and has a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with individuals at all levels. He brings a wealth of counselling knowledge and experience gained throughout his career in the Rehabilitation Counselling sector, but more particularly through his Organisational Consulting, and EAP and Manager Assist practice, which has informed his facilitative approach to problem-solving. Michael has provided coaching services to individuals and work teams in maximising workplace effectiveness. He is a consensus, strategic leader and is currently the Chair and Deputy Chair of a number of not-for-profit organisations. He has developed and delivered professional training as well as Mentoring and Supervision services in his Board functions, over a number of years. He is the current serving President of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (12 years).
Michael is a Fellow Member Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors(ASORC), Full member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a Professional member of the Resolution Institute.
Maureen Inglis ConsultingAdelaide; mid-north SA
🔹️Mediation (internationally accredited)
🔹️Intercultural mediation (international certification)
🔹️Conflict resolution strategy
🔹️Team resolution development and facilitation
David MorrisseyPerth and Joondalup and Northern Suburbs
Perth Mediation Services offers quality Family Dispute Resolution / Family Mediation at affordable prices. All of Perth Mediation Services Practitioners are accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and are Nationally Accredited Mediators under NMAS. As such we are able to issue Section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act. Perth Mediation Services have experienced, accredited and fully qualified Mediators who are able to assist you to resolve your family dispute. Mediation sessions are available during business hours or after hours and on weekends.
All Mediators at Perth Mediation Services are legally trained, are accredited and experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.
Perth Mediation Services specialise in and are passionate about Family Mediation/ Family Dispute Resolution. We assist families and couples who are affected by separation or divorce to work out appropriate arrangements for their children (e.g. Parenting Plan) and/or Financial settlement and/or Property settlement (e.g. Property Agreement), as an alternative to going to Court.
In certain circumstances where Mediation is not appropriate or successful, as accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners who are registered with the Attorney General’s Department, Perth Mediation Services are authorised to issue a Section 60I Certificate under the Family Law Act 1975 to enable the matter to proceed to Court.
We are conveniently located in the Central Northern suburbs business district at 24/ 15 Barron Parade, Joondalup (behind the Joondalup shopping centre) with free client parking and easy access to the bus and train station which is two minutes away.
Sarah M BlakePerth Western Australia
Sarah M Blake, Conflict Strategist reshaping the way leaders view conflict.
As a multi-award winning mediator, Sarah is progressing innovative solutions to complex conflict problems that emerge for industry leaders and decision-makers.
Sarah describes herself as a peacemaker; with a calm and confident leadership style she helps clients navigate complex decision-making during times of conflict, change and competing interests.
Her vision is to building a world where leaders see conflict as essential to innovation, change and peaceful resolution in business, cross border and cross-cultural contexts.
Through a structured multidisciplinary approach to case management, Sarah helps leaders develop the capacity to respond to conflict in a way that aligns culture, values and economic realities.
Her work has resulted in organisations and leaders increased capacity to strengthen relationships and maximise profitable business outcomes. Her Conflict Intervention and Leadership Development services have meant clients now see conflict as opportunities for innovation and change, thus reducing the cost of the fight. Her work as also helped her clients to engage more effectively with stakeholders and increasing buy-in and stability in complex community and multiparty environments.
Sarah provides high level advice to Federal, State and International parties on conflict and dispute resolution. She was recently recognised for her contribution to international community peace-making and her unique approach to conflict has enabled her to help reduce community violence, increase collaborative partnership and facilitate cultural change.
Experienced in commercial, construction, estate, small-medium family business enterprise (including farming) disputes. Barrister for over 40 years, specialising (over 25 years) in advice and representation in Commercial, Property, and Building and Trusts, Equity, Probate and Estate disputes relating to commercial contracts generally and real property (sales, leases, mortgages), guarantees, sale of businesses, professional liability, insurance, sale/lease of goods and equipment (including performance and suitability for purpose), product liability, building and engineering, copyright, trusts, succession, administration of estates and family provision, companies and partnership. Experienced practising accredited Arbitrator and Mediator conducting arbitrations and mediations in these areas for over 24 years.
Hugh Foxcroft QCMelbourne, Australia
Hugh Foxcroft QC has considerable arbitration experience and practises as senior counsel in a civil practice involving appearances and paperwork relating to construction and commercial matters predominantly before arbitrators, special referees and in Supreme Courts.
During the last twenty years his practice has been principally concerned with major commercial construction and civil engineering project litigation, appearing mainly in arbitrations and special references. Hugh Foxcroft regularly appears and provides legal advice in proceedings related to major projects in Australia and overseas to principals, contractors, subcontractors and professional advisors.
Representative projects include the Pluto (WA) and Ichthys (NT) LNG projects, Lane Cove Tunnel (NSW), Crown Casino (Vic), Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project, Melbourne City Link, Victoria Regional Fast Rail Project, Geelong Road Widening Project, Eastlink (Vic), the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment, the Bakun Hydro-power Project (Philippines), the Stephensons Road tip Cranbourne (Brooklands Green methane escape), the Mindarie Waste Recovery Facility (WA) and the Trawalla rail crossing contribution proceedings (Vic).
Significant arbitration, construction law and adjudication cases in which Hugh Foxcroft QC has appeared include Command v Fletcher  VSC 235, Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v Robak Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd  2 VR 507, Manningham City Council v Dura (Australia) Constructions  3 VR 13, Anaconda Operations v Fluor Daniel  16 BCL 230, Rejan Constructions Pty Ltd v Manningham Medical Centre Pty Ltd  VSC 279, Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd v Leighton Contractors  VSC 189, HIA Insurance Services Pty Ltd v Davey (2003) 7 VR 512, BMD Major Projects Pty Ltd v Victorian Urban development Authority  VSCA 221, Skilltech Consulting Services Pty Ltd v Bold Vision Pty Ltd  TASSC 3, IMC Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd v Altain Khuder LLC (2013) 38 VR 303 and H Buildings v Owners Corporation  VSC 802.
Hugh Foxcroft was appointed Senior Counsel (SC) in 2000, altered to Queens Counsel (QC) in 2014. He is admitted to practice in all Australian jurisdictions. As a Grade 1 arbitrator, Fellow and former National Councillor of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia he has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitrations, including international arbitrations.
Hugh Foxcroft QC is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section and was a long term member of the committee of the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, serving as President from 1995 to 1997. An accredited mediator with the Victorian Bar, Hugh Foxcroft QC has mediated many proceedings referred out to mediation by Judges in charge of the TEC List (formerly Building Cases List) in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.
Aneita McGregorBased in Hobart
Legally trained dispute resolution practitioner
Previously appointed as Federal Court of Australia Registrar conducting mediations and also AAT District/Conference Registrar conducting conferences and conciliations
Experience as Barrister acting for parties in mediations and negotiations
Andrew C. WoodSouthbank, Melbourne
Previously, 11 years as a barrister at the Tasmanian Independent Bar; more than 25 years as a solicitor (20 as a partner in a law firm); University teacher in Employment Law and Public Sector Employment Law & Policy units in LL.M. Program QUT; Accredited mediator (interest based and narrative approaches). I retired from legal practice on 30 June 2019 to concentrate full time on post-law mediation and dispute resolution.
"Post-law" aims to reframe conflict and build accord without recourse to law, legal rules, or legal processes. It links more to the pull of community and relationship than to the push of State and power. It finds affinity with social and community norms and professional standards rather than with tribunal processes and regulations. It is issue-focused rather than claims-focused.
My mediation training was initially done with the Qld Law Society Griffith University, where my M.Admin dissertation reviewed the mediation programme then being trialled in the AAT. Subsequent mediation training was done at Bond University, LEADR (both in Aust and NZ) and the Hobart Narrative Centre. My Multi-Disciplinary Collaborative training was done in Adelaide. I am a member of the Global Collaborative Law Council, which focuses on the application of collaborative practice in the civil (not divorce) field.
My professional interests include developing models of collaborative practice including structured negotiation and structured issue resolution) to support collective bargaining engagement and to resolve relationship-rich and high-trust business & professional disputes such as partnership, franchise and shareholder disputes, professional registration/disciplinary matters, labour supply chain & value-network participant transitions and disruptions.
Specialities: Recruitment Industry Regulation; Law of work (including employment, recruitment and labour on-hire law); Privacy; Public & Corporate Governance (including competition/consumer regulation). I have designed professional conduct and bargaining regimes that have been authorised on public benefit grounds by the ACCC.
Special additional interests: Cultural heritage - tangible and intangible - "things that should be remembered and things that should not be forgotten".
Patricia consults widely to the government and private sectors. She facilitates leadership and performance management interventions and strategic plans, presents training programs for senior executive and executive managers and their teams and advises teams negotiating contracts, MOUs and other commercial agreements. As a mediator, Patricia assists individuals and groups to resolve workplace, commercial or personal disputes. Patricia is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (UK), former ACT Councillor of the Australian Human Resources Institute and former Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. She has HR experience as Senior Job Analyst with the University of Cambridge, managed the university's job evaluation of 2700 jobs in scientific/technical, administrative and general categories and established the first UK university's job evaluation database for benchmarking. She later lectured in Human Resource Management for the Cambridge College of Arts and Technology and for the University's Board of Extramural Studies. Patricia also has management experience in the Australian Public Service, entering at Director level, and has headed Canberra Institute of Technology's School of Educational Services.
Law practitioner in Canada and legal academic in Australia and Canada. Course author of university courses in Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation. Mediation course instructor for IAMA and volunteer mediator for Citizens Advice Bureau, Perth, and the Mediation and Restorative Justice Centre in Edmonton, Canada.
Maurice FlynnCanberra ACT , NSW
Mediator and construction management professional who has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry where he has worked in Ireland, England, Germany and for the past 9 years in Australia. During this time Maurice considers himself very fortunate to have gained substantial experience working with a wide variety of different cultures, clients and co-workers.
Understanding people and hearing what is important to them is one of Maurice’s key strengths.
Maurice is a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
2017- Resolution Institute
2018-Master Builders ACT
Current position: Principal Consultant - Ausresolve Management Services. Projects have included strategic and organisational planning and change management, employee relations and assistance in development of management skills and in managing and developing processes to deal with conflict at work. Clients include government and non government agencies, and business and professional practices. Alternative dispute resolution activities include individual mediation and co-mediation conferencing chairmanship. Member of panel of conference chairpersons for the Family Law section of Legal Aid, member of conciliator panel for Health Commission Complaints Tribunal, member of panel of grievance team chairpersons for Newcastle University. Conduct training in management skills e.g. time management, delegation; and in managing and developing processes to deal with conflict at work. Director of Indigenous Outcomes Pty Ltd. - consulting company working with indigenous and non-indigenous groups to facilitate development of land and other projects Community activities include: Chair of Board of Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter Board Member Lifeline Australia Inc. Deputy Chair, WEA Hunter. Previous experience has included practice as a solicitor and later manager in government and private organisations.
Workplace Conflict Resolution is an Australian company committed to supporting other companies in their efforts to achieve workplace harmony. Workplace Conflict Resolution specialises in workplace mediation, grievance investigations and training relating to communication, conflict prevention and management and the prevention of bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination. Catherine is a Nationally Accredited Advanced Mediator with a special interest in L & D, advanced communication skills and high conflict personalities. Catherine brings an holistic, mindful and curious approach to understanding conflict in each individual workplace such that she is able to recognise systemic issues underlying conflict and advise on employee relations, human resources, leadership and other factors that impact on conflict, culture and performance. (www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au)
Yvette StrawbridgeComo & South of the River
Specialises in Family Dispute Resolution, Child Inclusive Mediation, Property and Financial and Workplace Disputes. These can all be conducted either as a Solo Mediation service or as Gender Balanced Mediation.
Services offered include:
Family Dispute Resolution for matters pertaining to children. This can include completion of Parenting Plan Agreements, Limited Child Support Agreements. Section 601 Certificates
Child Inclusive Mediation is where Yvette sees children to hear their voice with their thoughts and feelings regarding the separation of their parents and current parenting arrangements.
Mediation Services for Property and Financial settlement of Assets and Liabilities from the relationship. This also includes completion of Financial Agreements.
Workplace & Corporate Disputes is facilitated by an organisational experienced Manager of many decades with an initial Degree in Administration.
Conflict coaching/counselling to assist clients experiencing separation and needing support and assistance to move forward with their former partner. This can include preparing drafted Parenting proposals, coaching for the Mediation process and/or Family Law Court proceedings.
Tassi GeorgiadisAdelaide based HR Consultant
Human Resource specialist in Education sector disputes / tertiary institutions.
- human resource management including strategic, operational, workforce planning,employee relations
- strategic planning, performance measurement and reporting
- project management, change management and people management
- data analysis, resource allocation and knowledge management
- knowledge of the education, training and child care sectors.
Carmen Hurwitz - WorkPlacePLUSMelbourne Metro and Regional
- Transformative mediation
- Conflict resolution
- Workplace specialist
- Continuous improvement
- Team building
- Group mediation
- Restorative practice
- Independent workplace investigations
Dealing with people and managing risks within an organisation can be complex. WorkPlacePLUS provides integrated human resource services, so you can focus on the everyday needs of your business.
Our experienced team provides practical solutions for our clients, across a diverse range of sectors, including Not For Profit, Aged Care, Disability, NDIS, Healthcare, Community Services, Allied Health, Education, Public Sector, Financial and SME's.
To strengthen your teams and resolve complex workplace issues, a formal mediation process may be required. As the neutral third-party, WorkPlacePLUS can facilitate and promote effective communication and understanding, empowering you to negotiate a mutually acceptable outcome to the issue at hand.
Carmen Hurwitz is certified to perform court-mandated mediation under the National Mediation Accreditation System. To discuss our mediation and conflict resolution services, please contact Anna Pannuzzo on 0419 533 434.