Learning & events

PDG event | Arbitration in Family Law

with Martin Bartfeld, Philip Theobald and Susan Hamilton-Green

Monday 6 May 2019 | Melbourne

When does Mediation interface with Arbitration?

The panel will cover, the role of both arbitration and mediation in resolving disputes in the family law area - how the processes work and the benefits of each, current ADR trends in the Family Court, and the intersection between mediation and arbitration (med/arb and arb/med).


About the presenters

Martin Bartfield

Martin Bartfield

Martin graduated from Monash University in 1973, was admitted to practice in Victoria in 1974, signed the roll of counsel in 1986, was admitted to practise as a barrister in NSW in 1987 and was appointed as a Queens Counsel in Victoria in 1998. He practises in Family Law and domestic relationships matters in the family law courts and in the supreme courts of the states and territories. He frequently presents papers at seminars and conferences and has written on issues relating to Family Law in professional journals.

Susan Hamilton-Green

Susan Hamilton-Green

Susan is a specialist in family law and mediation. She is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), arbitrator and conflict coach, provides mediation training, coaching, and supervision, and is an adjunct lecturer and trainer for the College of Law. Susan is one of the principals of In Tandem Legal Services and the principal of Creative Family Law Solutions

Philip Theobald

Philip Theobald

Philip was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1975, specialises in family law and is a founding member and former chair of the Australian Institute of Family Law arbitrators and mediators. Philip is also a member of the Federal Litigation Section Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Working on subcommittees of the Family Law Council Philip helped prepare reports on Arbitration in Family Law. In 2015 he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and in 2016 he received the Law Society of Tasmania’s Lawyer of the Year award.

Philip now practises as a barrister, a registered family law arbitrator, a practising mediator and a registered FDRP.


Thanks to Pitcher Partners for generously supporting this event.