ADR. Alternate Dispute Resolution.Family Law Barristers Queensland & Northern NSW

Bruce Thiele, is a family law barrister with over a decade of experience.

A significant proportion of Bruce's practice involves mediating family law disputes as an AIFLAM approved mediator and arbitrator as well as being a registered Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

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Family Dispute Resolution

As well as offering mediation services to assist resolve disputes, we will also assist parties on an interim basis.

Interim arrangements with a planned review in 3 months can offer better outcomes for parents whilst they are otherwise coming to terms with the breakdown of their relationship.

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As a neutral mediator we help clients settle their disputes. Mediation is about helping clients find their own result.

Mediators may provide guidance about possible court outcomes and help clients understand that a compromise before court can be mutally benefical for all parties.

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If mediation or other forms of negotiation fail and the cost and delay in obtaining a Court decision are daunting - have you considered arbitration?

As an AIFLAM registered family law arbitrator we can provide an arbitral award where the parties wish to privately arbitrate their dispute or have requested the Court to refer their dispute to arbitration.

Find out why arbitration is right for your client

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FCC considers when a party can

It is often raised as a point of discussion "What are the grounds for an objection to an award pursuant to reg 67Q of the Family Law Regulations." Last year I posted an article about this topic particularly the lack of prescription of the grounds for objecting to the registration of an award.

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The ALRC – Review of the Family Law System – Discussion Paper

The ALRC released on 2 October 2018 it’s Discussion Paper making 124 far-reaching and significant proposals for change to the family law system. I look at 6 proposals that will be of interest to family law practitioners. Submissions are due by 13 November 2018 with the ALRC to report to the Attorney-General by 31 March 2018.

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Why mediations are like ultramarathons

A colleague recently said to me that my competing in ultramarathons must be a good way of escaping the stress of conducting family law mediations. “No”, I said, “Ultramarathons help me become a better mediator.”

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