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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Mediation Data Analysis

Mediation data for this financial year here at ADR Chambers has been collected. Analysing that data has revealed some interesting statistics.

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Reform ?

In his first media release as AG in the 46th Federal Parliament, Mr. Porter announced; “In the Attorney-General’s portfolio there are a number of major reforms on the Government’s agenda which I will be working to achieve early in the 46th Parliament,” the Attorney-General said. “The highest priority will be the structural reform of the family law courts to ensure families requiring the assistance of the courts to finalise their relationships are able to have their matters dealt with as quickly, efficiently and cheaply as possible." But how and when remain the biggest questions to be answered.

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Full Court Case Notes - First Quarter 2019

A quick review of some interesting Full Court decisions for the first quarter 2019. "Supervision" or "in the presence of" is there a difference ? When is hardship established in a leave to proceed application ? When accounting methodology does not meet FLA methodology and running Kennon arguments. When is legal privilege lost ? When is confidentiality to a settlement communication lost ?

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