Collaborative practice features and benefits
24 May 2017
Wednesday 24 May, Adelaide
Join your Chapter committee and guest speaker, Bev Clark for a discussion about the approach of collaborative practice as an alternative dispute resolution process, exploring its features and potential benefits for parties.
Bev will facilitate a dialogue about collaborative practice, highlighting its application particularly as a complement to mediation, as a next step if mediation is not appropriate or has not met expectations for parties.
Mediators and lawyers who are involved in family law or estate disputes where parties need/want to preserve a relationship will find this event relevant to their practice.
About Bev Clark
Bev was admitted as a practitioner in 1987 and joined Charlie Belperio in 1992 to establish Belperio Clark. In the early years of legal practice, Bev worked across a range of areas. Her experience in general practice enabled her to adopt a well-rounded approach to the areas of family law and personal injury law which have been her focus for some time.
Bev is a nationally accredited mediator and has a strong commitment to dispute resolution for her clients. She believes that Court should only be a last resort.
Bev was one of the first two lawyers in SA trained in Collaborative Law and is a founding and active member of the Adelaide Collaborative Practice Group and the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals. She regularly presents on Collaborative Law and attends the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals' conference in America each year. Bev has been involved in over 100 Collaborative cases including the first cases in SA. She now trains other Collaborative Professionals.