FDR Practitioners

Mi RMAB mediators who are currently accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.

Joanne Law
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner
Tanya Musgrove
Tanya Musgrove
NMAS Mediator
Kylie Charlton
Kylie Charlton
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner Queensland
Hara Syros
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner Victoria
Ursula Najar
Ursula Najar
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner
Franca Dimarco
Franca Dimarco
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner
Ken Speakman
Ken Speakman
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner
Cathy Johnston
Catherine Johnson
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner
Paul Kenna
Paul Kenna
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner
Gil Avenaim
Gil Avenaim
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner
Varsha Lal
Varsha Lal
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner
Yvonne Flanders
Yvonne Flanders
NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner
Brad Marler 1
Brad Marler
NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Joanne Law

NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Joanne Law is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: She works from the Mi Mediation Centre in Bentleigh East in Melbourne and world wide via Video Mediation

Other skills and practice areas: Joanne is a qualified trainer and delivers training, workshops and coaching in a variety of life skills and interpersonal communication.

 

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Tanya Musgrove

NMAS Mediator

The goal of resolving conflict in a relationship is not victory or defeat. It's reaching understanding and letting go of our need to be right.

Tanya Musgrove is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Tanya runs Family Dispute Resolution WA in Perth, Western Australia. Face to face mediations are normally held at her office in West Perth, but can also be organised at various locations in the Perth Metro area. Family Dispute Resolution WA also offers mediations online.

Organisation: Family Dispute Resolution WA

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Other skills and practice areas:

Tanya is a qualified solicitor who practised almost exclusively in Family Law since being admitted to practice in 2010. She has extensive experience working with couples going through separation and divorce, dealing with both property and parenting matters. She has chosen to leave private practice to focus on offering mediation and Family Dispute Resolution services to help couples avoid the costs, time and stress involved in litigation.

Tanya also teaches law at the University of Western Australia’s law school.

Kylie Charlton

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner Queensland

Hara Syros

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner Victoria

Location: She runs Life Solutions in Melbourne

Other skills and practice areas: Hara is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a clinical psychologist. She provides counselling services as well as mediation and Family Dispute Resolution.

Ursula Najar

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner

Be heard with a mediator who specializes in active listening skills. Be supported and treated fairly. Save money and time. Reclaim your future; you won’t have to stay trapped in the past.

Ursula Najar is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Organisation: Juno Consulting

Location: Ursula runs Juno Consulting Adelaide, offering you personalized and supportive mediation in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD and Australia-wide via secure Video Mediation.

Other skills and practice areas: In addition to being NMAS accredited as a mediator, Ursula is also a nationally accredited counsellor with over 10 years of experience.

Franca Dimarco

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner

Franca is a NMAS accredited mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: She runs Mediation Services NQ from Cairns, in North Queensland

Other skills and practice areas: Franca is a Psychologist registered with the APS and AHPRA. She regularly supports clients across the lifespan who present with a variety of mental health issues.

Ken Speakman

NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Ken is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: He runs FDRM Mediation in Queensland and world wide via Video Mediation

Other skills and practice areas: Ken is a qualified trainer and delivers training, workshops and coaching in mediation and Family Dispute Resolution for Mediation Institute.

Catherine Johnson

NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Catherine Johnson is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Organisation: Common Ground Consulting

Location: She offers services in Gippsland

Other skills and practice areas:

Paul Kenna

NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Paul Kenna is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: He works from the Mi Mediation Centre in Bentleigh East and is available for Lawyer Inclusive Mediation (as a legal advisor) in Melbourne or regional Victorian locations.

Other skills and practice areas: Paul is a solicitor and barrister with experience in the family law and family violence courts of Victoria. Other services offered by Paul include:

  • lawyer inclusive FDR
  • Legal advice and strategy sessions
  • Consent Order Applications
  • Representation in the Family Violence or Family Law Courts

Gil Avenaim

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner

Gil Avenaim is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Location:

Gil runs Medi8 Family Law from several offices around Sydney and world wide via Video Mediation

Other skills and practice areas:

Gil is also a qualified coach and trainer with many years experience dealing with people from all cultures and backgrounds.

He is practical, results oriented and will work with you towards your desired outcome.  He has a calm manner, is easy to talk with and is very good at helping clients to explore options to facilitate a quick resolution.

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • Italian

 

Varsha Lal

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner

Varsha Lal is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: Varsha is based in Melbourne, and has also conducted mediations interstate via Video Mediation. She also runs her face to face business from various locations (St. Kilda, Cairnlea and Malvern). St. Kilda has been the preferred location for most clients.

Specialisations: Varsha has acquired a lot of knowledge/experience in intervention orders and domestic violence cases especially cases involving drug abuse.

She also speaks Hindi and has experience with the additional complexities of Family Dispute Resolution for families from the Indian Subcontinent.

Other Information:

Varsha works towards resolving conflict in a fast and professional manner. With the increase in intervention orders, Varsha has successfully mediated clients via video mediation to ensure safety at all times. She has always worked toward building rapport with clients to gain trust and allow them to feel comfortable throughout the process. And most importantly, Varsha always focuses towards the best interest of the child/children which assures the parents that family dispute resolution is a reliable and valuable process.

 

Yvonne Flanders

NMAS Mediator & FDR Practitioner

I encourage mediation rather than litigation as in legal proceedings, the court make decisions for you instead of you coming up with your own solutions. My goal is to reduce the stress and cost for all parties involved by facilitating an effective and efficient mediation to produce long-lasting agreements. I can assist you in resolving the issues in a way that is personally empowering and suitable for you.

Yvonne Flanders is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: She currently offers services via phone or video mediation only

Other skills and practice areas: 

Yvonne works with people as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and NMAS mediator and in the areas of behavioral health therapy, specializing in marital/couples, domestic violence, parenting skills, and family issues, suicidal teens, impulse control, depression, anxiety, and stress management.

Yvonne is a member of the Mi RMAB, Resolution Institute, ACA

Qualifications

NMAS Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution

Brad Marler

NMAS Mediator and FDR Practitioner

Brad Marler is a NMAS Accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Location: Brad is based in Canberra. Face to face meditations can be organised at various locations throughout Canberra CBD or worldwide via Video Mediation.

Other skills and practice areas: Brad is a qualified lawyer, admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

Other Information:   Brad is currently completing a Master of Laws at the Australian National University focusing on Family Law.

Brad is:

  • a member of the Mi RMAB;
  • registered as an accredited mediator with the Mediation Standards Board;
  • registered as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney-General’s Department; and
  • a member of the Law Society of the ACT.

Brads passion for mediation comes from his time spent volunteering at a Community Legal Centre. He saw firsthand the cost (physical, emotional and monetary) to clients caught in the middle of a dispute. He is firm believer that mediation facilitates a cost effective and quick resolution to many disputes.

Brad is currently part of a small dedicated team liaising between the Commonwealth Ombudsman and one of the largest Australian Federal Government Departments.

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