"I am committed to a child-centred approach in my practice as a family lawyer."

This means that I am focussed on guiding and supporting parents and other significant people in children’s lives to develop and implement strategies that keep children and young people safe, happy and able to attain their full potential as loved and vibrant human beings.

Family Dispute Resolution

Mark is accredited as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner by the Federal Attorney General’s Department and can therefore provide compulsory Family Dispute Resolution and issue s60I Certificates under the Family Law Act.

He is a member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM), and on the Law Society of NSW’s Mediator Panel and the NSW District Court panel of Mediators.

For more information, click here.

About Us


We are a specialist family law firm operating from Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of NSW and servicing clients throughout the Western Sydney, Blue Mountains and Lithgow regions. Our principal, accredited family law specialist and mediator Mark MacDiarmid, is one of the most experienced and respected family lawyers in Western Sydney, with over 25 years of experience in divorce law and property law. Mark was recently interviewed by the Law Society Journal; to read the full article click here.

We prioritise quality, value, uncompromising professional ethics and social justice.

I am committed to a child-centred approach in my practice as a family lawyer. This means that whether I’m acting for mums, dads, grandparents, or as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, I am focussed on guiding and supporting parents and other significant people in children’s lives to develop and implement strategies that keep children and young people safe, happy and able to attain their full potential as loved and vibrant human beings. I strongly prioritise non-court based solutions to family law issues, and my unique legal and interpersonal skills enable me to assist clients to obtain the best possible results for themselves and their children, while keeping levels of destructive conflict to a minimum.

Mark MacDiarmid

Community

Mark is active in a number of community organisations.

He is a current board member of Connect Child & Family Services in the Blue Mountains, and a former board member of both Gunedoo Child Protection Service and Blue Mountains Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Service.

He is a regular solicitor volunteer at Macquarie Legal Centre in Parramatta, and  provides pro bono family law advice and mentoring to lawyers and advocates working in a number of other Community Legal Centres and tenancy services across NSW.

Mark also presents seminars in family law and elder law to a variety of community groups and organisations via Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre as well as through a number of other community agencies.

If you would like Mark to address your community agency or group, contact us here with your details and requirements.