About my services
Practical, no-nonsense and cost effective - this is what mediation should be about. As a commercial litigator, Karene is acutely aware of the high cost, risk and delay associated with litigating disputes. As a mediator and conciliator, Karene focusses on the 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.
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 2004 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.
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 and the Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser.
Karene is ranked as an leading mediator in Western Australia in Doyles Guide 2018: see http://doylesguide.com/leading-mediators-western-australia-2018/