PDG event | Family Dispute Resolution and Humanistic Mediation – Can they work together?
2 April 2019
Tuesday 2 April
5.30pm Welcome & Refreshments
The presentation will give a brief overview of current family law and mediation/FDR practice in Australia. It will also introduce the humanistic style of mediation developed in France in the 1980’s by Jacqueline Morineau and widely used in France and Italy since then.
The humanistic style of mediation delves into the core underlying issues behind a dispute and offers the participants a space and process to transform their perceptions of the conflict and of themselves.
Margaret will pose the question of whether there is a place for this approach in family and other forms of dispute resolution in Australia.
Discussion will be welcomed.
About the presenter
Margaret is a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and has been a Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2008. She has been practising as a barrister specialising in family law since 1993. She is a member of Campbell Chambers.
Margaret is a member of the Law Society ADR Committee and a past Board member of LEADR and of AIFLAM.
She conducts mediations in a wide range of disputes, including workplace, franchise, family, business and institutional abuse. She has been involved in mediation training and coaching for many years. With her husband, Greg Rooney, she facilitates a Mediation Retreat in Tuscany each June.
Margaret was instrumental in organising the first English speaking workshop on humanistic mediation to be delivered by Jacqueline Morineau. She attended this workshop in 2018. The second English workshop will be held in France in June 2019.