I have been a commercial litigation lawyer for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years. I currently practice at the Victorian Bar exclusively as a mediator.
I have been named as a leading mediator in Victoria in Doyle's Guide each year the list has been published and am accredited by the Victorian Bar as an advanced mediator. I have undertaken advanced mediation training with Harvard Negotiation Institute's Program on Negotiation and also with Bond University's Dispute Resolution Centre.
In my roles with the Federal Court of Australia, I undertook mediations in all major areas of the Court's jurisdiction (commercial and trade practices disputes, insolvency, workplace, native title and human rights cases), trained and mentored new mediators and co-developed and delivered mediation skills training for the judiciary and legal profession in the South Pacific. I also exercised judicial functions in bankruptcy and corporations law cases.
At the ANZ Banking Group Limited I was a senior member of the Bank's dispute resolution group, which had responsibility for all of the Bank's non-lending related litigation as well as high-profile lending disputes.