Family mediation sometimes needs something a little different. Colin can provide that - combining a background in Psychology with years of experience in mediation, as a family lawyer and as a Judicial Officer.
Arbitration is a way of resolving financial disputes in family law.
Unlike mediation, the Arbitrator decides the outcome. It is like appointing a private judge. The process is very flexible. Decisions can be based on documents alone. There can be oral evidence given (like in a trial). It is a more efficient process and takes much less time than going through the Family Court. Waiting times at court are between 2 and 3 years. An arbitration can be completed in weeks.
Colin is an approved Arbitrator.
Mediation is a facilitated negotiation process. It enables people to discuss issues in a safe and comfortable environment. Not only can mediation help people reach agreement, but it can also provide lasting positive changes. Mediation helps people get to the heart of issues.
Colin charges $3,500 per day plus GST for a financial mediation or "mediation-style conference". The same rate applies to a parenting mediation. This includes pre-mediation sessions, where he will obtain some background information and can answer any questions.
Arbitration packages are tailored to suit your needs. They are based on the same daily rate above.
Our focus is on helping people resolve their disputes. Colin's experience and expertise as a former Magistrate and Registrar of the Family Court of Western Australia means he understands the issues involved in family law disputes. His background in Psychology and his skill in mediation provides him with the tools necessary to help people resolve their family law issues.
Colin has the skills in mediation to deal with any conflict. Commercial disputes, workplace issues and civil litigation can all be resolved through the mediation process.
No. These certificates can only be issued by a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Colin can provide a referral if you are not sure where to go. He can mediate parenting matters, but not where a certificate is required.
Feel free to make an appointment during normal business hours.
I am not always in the office as I provide mediation services at various locations.
Level 1, 162 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup
Phone 0426 829 928