Family Law Mediation Newcastle

Newcastle Mediator – Alan Wright

We are fortunate to have accredited mediator, Alan Wright working at our law firm in Newcastle. Alan has practised in family law in the Newcastle area for over 30 years and he has been an accredited specialist in family law for 23 years. You can read more about Alan on his profile.

Alan has conducted and attended hundreds of mediations. Alan is very aware of how stressful the family law process can be and therefore keeps what he requires from solicitors and their clients prior to a mediation to a minimum.

He will require the following:

Property Matters

  • If the matter is not in court, a Position Paper, and a Balance Sheet.
  • If the matter is in court, then only the court documents need to be provided.

Parenting Matters

  • If the matter is not not in court, a Position Paper.
  • If the matter is in court, then only the court documents need to be provided.

Fixed Fee Cost Mediation

What makes Alan’s fee structure different to other experienced mediators in Newcastle? Alan offers fixed fees and he does not have additional hourly rates for each hour you are trying your best to resolve your client’s matter. Your client will know the cost of the mediation in advance.

Mediations up to 3.5 hours

  • Reading background material and conducting the mediation up to 3.5 hours: $1,500 + GST.

Mediations over 3.5 hours

  • Reading background material and conducting the mediation of over 3.5 hours: $2,500 + GST.

You will not be required to make make an election at the time of booking the mediation. Alan will set aside the whole day. If the mediation takes 3.5 hours or less, your client will only be charged the lesser fee.

Solicitors can contact our office to book mediations or use the calendar on this page to book your mediation.

The mediation can take place at our law firm in Newcastle or at a location nominated by the parties.

Alan is an accredited mediator but not a qualified FDRP who can issue Section60I certificates. Alan will in the near future become a FDRP and we will update Newcastle solicitors once he is in a position to issue Section 60I certificates.

Alan handles complex mediations with client’s that are legally represented. If you are going through a family law separation and you are looking for a mediator in Newcastle that will conduct your matter without solicitors’ present, then please ring our reception for a list of names. We also offer $220 initial consultations if you would like advice on what you are entitled to, prior to attending the mediation without a solicitor.

Benefits of Mediation

There are countless benefits to mediation or alternative dispute resolution. At Gillard Family Lawyers we often encourage our clients participate in mediation early on in the family property and parenting disputes.

The benefits include:

  • Reduced conflict because there are not ongoing protracted negotiations
  • Early resolution without long delays in your matter because settlements can be achieved in one day
  • Reduced legal fees

Use the booking system below to book your mediation session now