Our Mediators

SHAW Dispute Resolution Mediators are Accredited in mediation and qualified in law or psychology, and all comply with ongoing professional development and are committed to the ethos and guidelines of the Mediation Standards of the Mediation Standards Board. All mediators are accredited by a Recognised Mediators Accreditation Body. This means that SHAW Mediators have the emotional intelligence, training and skills to facilitate productive mediations. Our mediators are patient, kind and passionate about helping you to achieve your desired outcome. We take time to understand your concerns and can succinctly articulate and summarise your perspective and concerns. We remain independent throughout and do everything to make sure you feel safe and supported at all times.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Founder of SHAW DR

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer (Barrister)

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Family, commercial, civil, workplace, farm debt, franchising, finance, workers compensation, harassment, leasing.

Languages: English

 

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Experienced Lawyer

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Workplace, business, commercial, civil, government, aged care, medical, community, cross-cultural, not-for-profit, partnerships, personal injury, professional negligence, retail, trespass, neighbourhood, insurance, council, contracts etc

Languages: English, Greek

 

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, industrial relations, workplace, return to work, injury, policing, family, equal opportunity, harassment, discrimination. 

Languages: English

 

IPPEI OKAZAKI

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues (remote communities and local), family group conferencing, youth justice, community, government, council, aged care, arts & entertainment, business, clubs & associations, contract, consumer, liability, defamation, environment, industrial relations, intellectual property, training, mentoring, insurance, workplace, workers compensation, neighbourhood, sports, tourism, airline, education institutions, etc.

Languages: English, Japanese, familiarity with native Australian dialects

 

JANE SILBEREISEN

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Psychology background

Specialising in: Family (property and parenting), civil, tertiary education, psychological, general, aboriginal issues, environment & planning, aged care, arts & entertainment, neighbourhood, local government, wills, estate & succession, workplace, consumer/fair trading, business, clubs & associations.

Languages: English

 

SIMON CURRAN

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aged care, elder abuse, discrimination/defamation, bankruptcy/insolvency, contracts, equal opportunity/harassment, construction/engineering, family – parenting, franchising, industrial relations, professional negligence, property, sexual harassment, tourism/hospitality, wills/estate, workers compensation and return to work, workplace, business. 

Languages: English

NEW SOUTH WALES

CECILY ZHU

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Arts/entertainment, banking/finance, business, clubs/associations, consumer/fair trading, contract, franchising, industrial relations, insurance, media/communication, partnership, property/leasing, trade practices, workers compensation, workplace, film exhibition/distribution, wine/grape supply, horticulture, petroleum, termination, investment, Chinese cultural/trade disputes

Lanuages: English

ANJALI RASTOGI

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Conveyancing, defamation, dental/medical negligence, family, insurance, intellectual property, neighbourhood, personal injury, property damage, professional negligence, taxation/superannuation, wills/estate/succession, workers compensation, workplace

Languages: English, Hindi

BRAIN HONES

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Building, construction, business, environment/planning, partnership, local government, property, retail/leasing, contract, conveyancing, strata management, council

Languages: English

GREG MCKAY

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Human Resources, industrial relations, workplace, executive, Aboriginal issues, aged care, contract, discrimination, arts/associations, equal opportunity, harassment, bullying, family, neighbourhood, sexual harassment, workers compensation, education

Languages: English

MATTHEW SHEPHERD

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Aged care, family (parenting and property), defence, wills/estate/succession

Languages: English

Dr. TIM CHANNON

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Commercial, arts/entertainment, banking/finance, bankruptcy/insolvency, clubs, construction, consumer/fair trade, equal opportunity, discrimination, defamation, environment, franchising, industrial relations, insurance, intellectual property, local government, media/communication, medical and professional negligence, neighbourhood, partnership, privacy, liability, property/retail lease, conveyancing, trade practice, sports, tourism/hospitality, wills/estate, workplace, workers compensation

Languages: English

LARA BISHKOV

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Arts/entertainment, banking/finance, bankruptcy/insolvency, contracts, clubs, construction, consumer/fair trade, discrimination, equal opportunity, franchising, industrial relations, insurance, intellectual property, local government, executive, medical and professional negligence, neighbourhood, partnership, injury, liability, property/leases, conveyancing, tourism/hospitality, harassment, wills/estate, workers compensation, workplace

Languages: English

DAVID FRANCIS

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Adjudicator

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Accountancy, commercial, aged care, banking/finance, bankruptcy/insolvency, business, executive, clubs/association, construction/engineering, consumer/fair trade, contract, conveyancing, franchising, intellectual property, partnership, privacy, property/retail leasing, wills/estate, religious disputes

Languages: English

ELIZABETH ROSA

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aged care, arts/entertainment, business, clubs, family provision claims, franchising, industrial relations, insurance, intellectual property, media/communications, medical negligence, partnership, personal injury, professional negligence, property/retail leases, conveyancing, trusts, wills/estate, workers compensation, workplace

Languages: English

KARA GOODSELL

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Small business, landlord/tenant disputes, property, commercial, contract, workplace, employment, education, wills/estate, industrial relations, local government, equal opportunity, discrimination, intellectual property, community, not-for-profit, property/retail, arts/entertainment

Languages: English

HELEN MIEDZINSKI

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, accountancy, aged care, arts/entertainment, banking/finance, business, clubs, construction, contracts, conveyancing, elderly, equal opportunity, family, industrial relations, neighbourhood, partnership, personal injury, professional negligence, property/leasing, harassment/discrimination, tourism/hospitality, trusts, wills/estate

Languages: English 

LAURENCE BOULLE

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Experienced Lawyer

Professor

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, arts/entertainment, business, clubs, contract, environment/planning, education, franchising, government privatisation/outsourcing, industrial relations, local government, neighbourhood, partnership, personal injury, property damage, retail leasing, wills/estate

Languages: English

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Workplace, family, business, executive, workers compensation

Languages: English, French, Arabic

QUEENSLAND

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, aged care, elder mediation, arts/entertainment, bankruptcy/insolvency, business, clubs/associations, construction/engineering, consumer/fair trading, contracts, environment/planning, equal opportunity, family (parenting and property), franchising, industrial relations, insurance, local government, maritime, media/commuications, neighbourhood, partnership, injury, liability, professional negligence, harassment, tourism/hospitality, trusts, workers compensation, workplace. 

Languages: English

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, arts/entertainment, community, contracts, family, industrial relations, neighbourhood, partnership, restorative justice, resources/energy

Languages: English

LEIGH AVURI

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aged care, business, contract, equal opportunity, harassment, discrimination, family (parenting and property), industrial relations, insurance, medical negligence, neighbourhood, injury, professional negligence, retail leases, wills/estate, conveyancing. 

Languages: English

PENNY FEIL

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Family (property and parenting), intellectual property, wills/estate/successions

Languages: English

CECIL BLACK

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Family (parenting and property), aged care, wills/estate, privacy

Languages: English

FARLEY TOLPEN

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Family (property and parenting), workplace, real estate, workers compensation, personal injury, commercial, business, wills/estate

Languages: English, Spanish

RUWAN VATHUKARAGE

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Building/construction, competition/consumer law, constitutional/administrative law, criminal law/proceeds of crime, equity/commercial, family provision/probate, insurance/reinsurance, labour/employment, media/technology, injury, professional negligence, civil. 

Languages: English, Sinhalese

CANBERRA

BRYDGET BARKER-HUDSON

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, abuse (religion/defence), aged care, business, clubs, equal opportunity, environment, science, family, franchising, local government, intellectual property, medical negligence, partnership, injury, workplace, workers compensation, wills/estate

Languages: English

 

RENEE TOY

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, neighbourhood, aged care, business, education, clubs, equal opportunity, harassment, environment, family (parenting/property), franchising, local government, intellectual property, personal injury, not-for-profit, community, workplace, workers compensation

Languages: English

VICTORIA

JAMIE NUICH

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Bankruptcy/insolvency, business, construction/engineering, contracts, industrial relations, workplace, insurance, maritime, partnership, professional negligence, resources/energy

Languages: English

ANNE-MARIE CADE

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Family (parenting and property), coaching, wills/estate

Languages: English, Sinhalese

VASANTHA STESIN

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Arbitrator

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, accountancy, aged care, arts/entertainment, banking/finance, business/trade practices, clubs/associations, construction/engineering, contracts, consumer/fair trade, defamation, privacy, discrimination, equal opportunity, harassment, environment/planning, insurance, immigration, franchising, industrial relations, government privatisation, intellectual property, media/communication, local government, tourism/hospitality, negligence, neighbourhood, resources/energy, partnership, retail/shop lease, conveyancing, maritime, trusts, sports, taxation, workers compensation, wills/estate, workplace, unions

Languages: English, Mardarin

DARRYL SAUNDERS

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, consumer/fair trading, privacy, arts/entertainment, equal opportunity, harassment, tourism/hospitality, bankruptcy/insolvency, family (parenting and property), trade practices, business, neighbourhood, trusts, clubs/associations, partnership, wills/estate, contracts, retail leases, conveyancing

English: English

 

JULIE NICHOLSON

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Experienced Lawyer

Retired Judge

Specialising in: Accountancy, aged care, arts/entertainment, banking/finance, bankruptcy, contract, conveyancing, defamation, government privatisation/outsourcing, industrial relations, intellectual relations, local government, maritime, media/communication, negligence, neighbourhood, partnership, privacy, retail leasing, resources/energy, sports law, tourism/hospitality, trade practices, trust, wills/estate, workers compensation, workplace

Languages: English

BERNARD CROSBIE

Nationally Accredited Mediator 

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Accountancy, aged care, arts/entertainment, banking/finance, bankruptcy, contract, conveyancing, defamation, government privatisation/outsourcing, industrial relations, intellectual relations, local government, maritime, media/communication, negligence, neighbourhood, partnership, privacy, retail leasing, resources/energy, sports law, tourism/hospitality, trade practices, trust, wills/estate, workers compensation, workplace

Languages: English

GEOFF SANDLER

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Engineering, building/construction, banking/finance, executive, business, commercial, clubs/associations, conveyancing, equal opportunity, harassment, franchising, industrial relations, workplace, workers compensation, insurance, partnership, negligence, resources/energy, sports, wills/estate, contractors, contracts

Languages: English

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Arts/entertainment, bankruptcy/insolvency, business, clubs/associations, construction/engineering, consumer/fair trade, contracts, conveyancing, defamation, equal opportunity, harassment, franchising, government privatisation/outsourcing, industrial relations, workplace, workers compensation, insurance, intellectual property, local government, media/communications, negligence, neighbourhood, partnership, injury, privacy

Languages: English

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

NARDINE COLLIER

Nationally Accredited Mediator

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Experienced Lawyer

Specialising in: Aboriginal issues, Family (parenting and property), intellectual property, medical and professional negligence, neighbourhood, personal injury, property damage, government, wills/estate, workers compensation

Languages: English

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Alison Shaw of SHAW Mediation successfully mediated a contract and building works dispute for one of our clients.  I found the mediation to be useful in requiring the disputing parties to be in one place at one time, allowing each side to express their position (and even vent their frustrations) whilst being kept in line by an experienced mediator. It was by no means certain to me beforehand that the matter would resolve at the mediation, but Alison’s guidance and systematic approach facilitated a commercial settlement.  I am confident the parties would not have reached a better outcome if they had gone to court.  I rate highly the mediation process used by Alison Shaw in this matter, and would recommend her to other clients considering mediation in the future.
Matthew Hawke

Cowell Clarke