About Us

Inner West MediationFamily & Workplace Mediation Solutions is a boutique alternate dispute resolution practice operating in the inner west of Sydney including Drummoyne and the Balmain areas,the greater Sydney region including the lower north shore, Parramatta, the Macarthur region and stretching out west to the Blue Mountains, Penrith and south to the Shoalhaven. We are pleased to announce that we have launched a branch of Family & Workplace Mediation Solutions in the Shoalhaven area focussing on family matters exclusively. Our branch operates under the name of Shoalhaven Family Mediation.

Our practice has evolved out of Beverley’s genuine passion for alternate dispute resolution away from courts and tribunals. After having had extensive experience in various courts in NSW as a lawyer, Beverley recognises that, in the end, the court system, in most areas of law excluding of course the criminal jurisdiction, while providing a decision for the parties, more often than not, does not provide the solution.

Our focus and extensive experience includes mediating disputes in the areas of family law involving separating and separated couples with and without children, grandparents as interested parties, financial and property matters, in the workplace for employers and employees including bullying complaints, wills and estates challenges, commercial disputes, partnership disputes and debt recovery. We strive to achieve not only a solution but a sustainable one. A resolution of the dispute is valueless otherwise.

Beverley’s focus in all of her dispute resolution work is not only a solution but a sustainable one. A resolution of the dispute is valueless otherwise. Beverley has been a lawyer for over 27 years and has been mediating for over 13 years. Beverley was registered with the Attorney General’s Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner over 7 years ago.
Beverley is engaged directly by parties with and without lawyers, through various legal firms on behalf of their clients and by agencies in Sydney and NSW. Beverley is engaged in the Family Court property mediation program, is a member of the Law Society’s mediator’s panel, the District Court of NSW mediation panel and she has conducted several hundred mediations. She is a current member of the Law Society of NSW and various dispute resolution associations throughout Australia including LEADR/IAMA, the Law Council of Australia, AFLAM, AMA and ADRA.

Beverley holds a Bachelor of Legal Studies and the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution from The Australian Institute of Relationship Studies and is committed to remaining current in the ever evolving dispute resolution methods and research and the changes in law.
Our practice conducts mediations face to face and or via telephone so location is not a problem for us. We have access to rooms in various locations throughout the state which we arrange for the parties and we ensure that all venues chosen are safe and secure for all of those difficult conversations. It is important to know that mediation of any dispute can take place at any time whether you have commenced court proceedings or you are thinking about it. Always make an enquiry of a professional accredited mediator as to whether your dispute is suitable for mediation.
Beverley continues to practise as a lawyer in family and workplace law and brings to the mediation her extensive legal experience and expertise. This experience and expertise is combined with her passion for dispute resolution providing an exceptional foundation to assist you to resolve your dispute.

Qualifications:

1988 Admitted to practice law in NSW

2002 Practitioners Certificate in Conciliation and Mediation and Accreditation with (IAMA     now Resolution Institute)

2009 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, Australian Institute for Relationship Studies -Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with Attorney General’s Department

2012 National accreditation as Mediator

2015 Family & Community Services-Family Group Conferencing training Department of Communities and Justice

2018 Elder mediation training certificate-Elder Mediation Australasian Network

2020 Family Group Conferencing Facilitator-Department of Communities and Justice

Panels and Experience:

2005 Appointed to the Legal Aid Commission of NSW panel of mediators to date-parenting and property

2012 Mediator Panel District Court of NSW

2012 Law Society NSW Mediator panel

2012 Law Society NSW Family Law Settlement Service panel

2021 Appointed Judicial Registrar (Sessional/part time) of Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia

Member:

Law Society NSW

Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators (AIFLAM)

Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)

Resolution Institute NSW

Experience:

  • Mediating since 2002 for the private profession and parties directly in various areas including family disputes involving parenting and property, workplace and wills & estates, predominately in family law disputes;
  • Mediating for the Legal Aid Commission since 2005 in matters that have included parenting -early intervention, litigated, court ordered and unlitigated matters- for parties who are unrepresented and those who are represented by lawyers;
  • The mediations can include disputes between couples, grandparents and other family members which often involve an Independent Childrens Lawyer and these mediations can be assisted by interpreters from time to time;
  • The parenting family dispute work does include high conflict matters often with extensive histories of family violence, coercive and controlling behaviour, mental health issues, sexual assault issues, parties and children with disabilities, parties with drug and alcohol addictions;
  • The property mediations can involve disputes which include third parties, modest to large asset pools of up to several million dollars, trust issues and other complicating factors. These disputes often arise against a background of serious family violence and are often high conflict;
  • We mediate face to face, telephone, shuttle telephone and shuttle face to face with and without lawyers and via Zoom and Microsoft Teams;
  • Beverley supervises family dispute resolution practitioners privately and for the Legal Aid Commission of NSW from time to time.
  • Beverley mediates privately, for the Legal Aid Commission of NSW and for the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia as a Sessional Judicial Registrar on a casual basis.

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