ADR in a post Covid-19 Landscape


“A Not So Arbitrary Solution: ADR in a Post COVID-19 Landscape“ This article by Claire Naidu & Debra Parker was in the Law Society of the ACT Journal, Winter 2020 Edition. This article is about dispute resolution including mediation during covid-19 and post covid-19 world.

What is a Consent Order?


“Consent Orders may be made by a court where there is agreement by parties for orders to be made. There are usually certain requirements that need to be met before a court will issue consent orders.” A consent order or “consent orders” may have different meanings depending on the jurisdiction and the Court and type of proceedings. Consent orders in … Read More

Specialist Family Court Covid-19 List for urgent parenting matters


The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (the Courts) have announced that they are establishing a court list dedicated to deal exclusively with urgent parenting-related disputes that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have avised that the list will commence on 29 April 2020. The introduction of this list is in response to … Read More

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee – ACT Law Society


We are pleased to announce that our principal lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, Claire Naidu, has been invited by the President of the ACT Law Society to join the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. With great honour, Ms Naidu has accepted the invitation and is looking forward to contributing to Alternative Dispute Resolution within Australia. The Committee Charter prescribes that the role … Read More

Father’s Rights


Father’s rights The Family Law Act focuses on parental obligations and children’s rights. When parties are having discussions about parenting arrangements, they are invited to consider what type of arrangements (for example who the child will live with and spend time with) will be in the best interests of the child and takes into account the obligations and responsibilities of a … Read More

What is family law?


 What is family law?   Family law is an area of the law which, simply put, deals with families and all things family related including what happens with property and children after separation. Family law is often associated with divorce however it also covers a range of issues including parenting and property matters for parties that have or have not … Read More

Have you or your partner been talking about divorce or separation but you don’t want to separate? Relationship mediation

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Relationship Mediation Have you and your partner been talking about separating and possibly getting a divorce but you don’t feel ready to separate and you think there it could be worth trying to work things out. There may be many reasons that you want to try and work on the relationship.  Some of those reasons might be that you still … Read More