Services

Services

As well as providing a full range of specialist Family Law advice and representation services, Mark is able to offer expert mediation for all types of disputes.

He 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 also a member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM), and of LEADR.

In addition, he is uniquely qualified to mediate in other civil disputes: as well as being an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and an FDRP, he spent the first decade of his career as a commercial lawyer practising in the Sydney CBD, both as a partner of Solomon Garland Partners and as a Director of national law firm Gadens Lawyers. He is a member of the NSW District Court Mediators Panel and of the NSW Law Society’s Mediator Panel.

He holds the following accreditations and memberships relevant to the provision of mediation services:

  • Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (‘FDRP’) by the Federal Attorney General’s Department
  • Accreditation as a Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution from the Australian Institute of Social Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from Charles Sturt University (the academic prerequisite for registration as a psychologist)
  • Member of the NSW District Court Mediators Panel
  • Member of the Law Society of NSW’s Mediator Panel
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
  • Practitioner member of LEADR
In addition to mediating disputes, we advise and represent clients in the following areas of legal practice:

All aspects of family law including:

divorce & separation
parenting issues
child support
child adoption
binding financial agreements
de-facto relationships
family and domestic violence & AVOs
property settlements
superannuation

Wills and estates, powers of attorney, guardianship and end of life issues

Trusts, companies and partnerships

Conveyancing

We are very happy to represent clients on a grant of legal aid if available.