Mediation works for people in conflict


Mediation helps people in conflictfind their own lasting solutions in a cost-effective way.

Why Use Mediation?

  • Faster solutions
  • Cheaper than litigation
  • You retain control
  • Nobody decides for you
  • Less destructive
  • More informal
  • Workable with or without lawyers
  • Confidential to the extent allowed by law
  • Can be terminated or suspended at any time

About the mediators…


B.A., LL.B. (Syd.)

LL.M. (Dispute Management – U.Q.)

  • Approved Mediator and Arbitrator With Master of Laws in Dispute Management
  • Experienced Lawyer in Private Practice(Partner Emerson Black Lawyers)
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist and Children’s Representative
  • Member Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Advocate and Negotiator (Family Court and other Jurisdictions)
  • Rural and Urban Practice Experience
  • Previously in Local Government, including six terms as Mayor of Grafton
  • Associate Fellow Australian Institute of Management
  • Experienced as Senior Office Bearer of numerous Community Organisations


B.Soc.Wk. (U.Q.)

M.Litt. (Psychology – U.N.E.)

  • Accredited Mediator
  • Registered Psychologist and Qualified Social Worker with extensive experience (Principal Britton Psychological Services)
  • Member Australian Institute of Family Law Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Therapist / Counsellor for children,adolescents, adults, couples and families
  • Evaluator, Report Writer and Expert Witness (Family Court and other Jurisdictions)
  • Trainer for other professionals, including Children’s Representatives and Emergency Services Personnel
  • Contractor for Employee Assistance Programmes including Workplace Dispute Resolution – Private and Public Sectors
  • Rural and Urban Practice Experience
  • Long standing Member Community Corrections Boards

Mediation the better solution

Brisbane Mediations

Offers the advantage of two mediators with diverse training and experience, for each dispute.

How Does It Work?

  • We meet you individually, explain the process and suggest options if mediation is unsuitable
  • Your mediation is arranged to suit your convenience
  • We help you voice your concerns
  • Issues are defined and prioritised
  • Together we explore options for resolution
  • Once agreement is reached we help you put it in writing
  • Fees are charged at a flat rate for up to six hours, with an hourly rate for any additional time. Introductory sessions are also charged at the hourly rate.

Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.




Level 8, 225 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane Q 4000
Ph (07) 3839 7400 Fax (07) 3831 2432