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Webinar | Managing power imbalance in a family dispute resolution context
with Mark MacDiarmid
Tuesday 18 May 2021 | Online
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST)
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Managing power imbalance in a family dispute resolution context
This is the second in a series of webinars to explore managing power imbalance.
In this webinar Mark MacDiarmid will offer consideration of the following questions in relation to managing power imbalance in the family dispute resolution context:
- What is power?
- What is our initial purpose in mediating this particular dispute (e.g. are we wanting to arrive at interim parenting Orders in a high conflict case; a final resolution of family property; an improvement in relationship or family alliances)?
- Where does relevant power reside for the purposes of the mediation (e.g. with the parties, mediator, solicitor participants, venue, structure, the Court, the parties’ social, cultural and familial contexts)?
- How might family violence dynamics be reproduced in mediation in ways that are both seen and unseen?
- Having regard to the previous, where on the power spectrum does each party sit?
- Structure as an intervention, and how it influences parties’ interactions, anxiety levels and capacity to reach agreement
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About the speaker
Mark MacDiarmid has been a lawyer for over 30 years. He is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a registered Family Law Arbitrator.
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