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Karene Primrose

Jackson McDonald

Perth and surrounding areas in Western Australia
About my services

Practical, no-nonsense and cost effective - this is what mediation should be about.  As a commercial litigator, partner of Jackson McDonald and Dispute Resolution practice group leader, Karene is acutely aware of the high cost, risk and delay associated with litigating disputes.   As a nationally accredited mediator and conciliator, Karene focusses on parties' genuine commercial interests and strives for an outcome that represents a fair and sensible binding resolution to disputes, avoiding the financial and personal costs that come with litigation. 

Karene has trained as a mediator with LEADR (now Resolution Institute) and Harvard University, Boston US, in advanced mediation. 

She serves as a mediator for a number of organisations such as the Small Business Development Corporation of WA ADR scheme, the Office of the Franchising Mediaton Advisor and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman's office.  She is also appointed as a senior sessional member of the WA State Administrative Tribunal.  

In addition, Karene has been a member of Resolution Institute since 2003 and has served many terms on the State Chapter committee and is part of the organisation's Professional Development Group. 

Karene has been recognised in Doyle's Guide in successive years as a Leading Mediator in Western Australia.

Experience and qualifications

Karene holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Western Australia, together with a BA(Phil).

She is a partner of Jackson McDonald, WA's largest independent law firm, and leads the firm's Commercial Litigation team.  See https://www.jacmac.com.au/jm/people-directory/karene-primrose.

Karene also serves on a number of State and National committees and is a member of several professional associations, including the Resolution Institute and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Having completed her mediation training and accreditation in 2003 with LEADR (as it was then known), Karene has many years experience as a mediator and conciliator and acting for clients in various forms of dispute resolution processes, including litigation.  Following the introduction in 2008 of the Australian National Mediation Standards, Karene has achieved national accreditation. 

She also attended Harvard University and completed its advanced mediation training course. 

Karene has served on the WA Chapter of Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR and IAMA) since 2004 and is a member of various alternative dispute resolution panels, including the Small Business Development Corporation of WA, the Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.

Karene has been ranked in successive years as a leading mediator in Western Australia in Doyles Guide: see http://doylesguide.com/leading-mediators-western-australia-2018/


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