COVID-19 support

COVID-19 has changed the way we interact, do business now and into the future and has physically isolated us from our family, friends and colleagues. We adapt to these challenges as best we can and find ways to stay connected. Our Covid-19 support is here to assist you navigate your way through the pandemic by providing key insights from those in the dispute resolution field, legal updates and other information that may assist you.

COVID-19 Family Mediations

A list of links to very practical information recently made available on the internet by Legal Aid NSW, the Family Court of Australia and NSW State Government. The links have been selected to specifically assist FDRPs and are not to be a comprehensive list of resources currently available, by Glenys Rikard-Bell, Family Law and Facilitative Professional Development Group, Resolution Institute.

Read the article here


The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 came into operation on Saturday 25 April 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A summary of the key changes can be found here


The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW)

COVID-19 restrictive measures have impacted landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes to varying degrees.

This guide clarifies the impact of The Retail and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19) Regulation 2020 (NSW) and carves out the current dispute resolution pathway.

Evatt Styles, Senior Associate of Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers is a dual Accredited Specialist in Dispute Resolution and in Commercial Litigation (and Resolution Institute member), and shares his recent co-authored publication (with Selwyn Black, Partner and Matthew Rafferty, Partner) for Resolution Institute members.

Read the article here

Useful websites

Australian Government Department of Health
Safe Work Australia

Health and Wellbeing

A 14 min office break yoga session, and guided meditation are a few ways to maintain a balanced, healthy mind and body.

Mental Wellbeing

Beyond Blue offer information, advice, online forums and resources to provide mental wellbeing support.

Head to Health launched by the Australian Federal Government, is a website which makes it easier for people to access free or low cost Australian digital mental health services.

Lifeline offer a number of self-help resources, tools and information about a range of mental health topics.