• CPD Points: 1 [E] [PS]
  • Price: $77.00
  • Area: Advocacy; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Family Law; Mediation
  • Delivered: April 2021
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Hear from Kate Mooney SC, Barrister, Michael Kirby Chambers and Mary-Anne Ryan, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers in their 'fireside chat' and mentor session with Philip Theobald, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers, on practical hints and ethical dilemmas in preparing and representing at private and court ordered mediations. This discussion covers the following and more: Preparation for the mediation; Getting your client into the arena of Reasonable Expected Outcomes; What it takes to be able to guide your client to a settlement; and The psychology of mediations.

Kate Mooney SC, Barrister, Michael Kirby Chambers

About the Presenter:

Ms Kate Mooney SC was admitted to practice in 1996 and signed the Bar Roll in 2010. She was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019. Prior to going to the Bar, Kate worked as a judge’s associate, at various Hobart private law firms and at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Kate is an accredited mediator and regularly conducts mediations in family law matters. She is an accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Kate is a Member of the Mental Health Tribunal; a member of the Australian Bar Association’s Family Law Subcommittee; and holds memberships to the Law Council’s Family Law Section, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Bar, and Tasmanian Women Lawyers.

Mary Anne Ryan, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers

About the Presenter:

Ms Mary Anne Ryan came to law with 20 years’ experience as a registered nurse specialising in neurosurgical nursing, as well as educating nurses and supervising students in management roles. In 2015 she joined the Tasmanian Independent Bar after 13 years as a barrister and solicitor engaged in civil, criminal, family law and child protection litigation. Mary Anne has had carriage of and appeared as Counsel in multiple ground-breaking and innovative family law cases in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia which have made significant contributions to the development of case law. Mary Anne is regularly appointed as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, and as the Separate Representative in the child protection jurisdiction. Although she has special interest in survivors of trauma, mental health and family violence cases; she is regularly briefed in all types of matters before Courts including property and child support matters.

Philip Theobald, Barrister, Derwent and Tamar Chambers

About the Presenter:

Mr Philip Theobald was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1975 and is admitted in NSW and Tasmania. He practises primarily in family law. Philip is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and a qualified Family Law Arbitrator and approved Mediator under the NMAS scheme. Philip was a member of the Family Law Council subcommittees appointed to report on Arbitration and Mediation in Family Law. Recommendations in the reports were used as the basis to amend the Family Law Act to include arbitration and mediation in the Act. He is a member of the Federal Litigation Section ADR Committee and was a member of the inaugural National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. He is an accredited ICL. Philip is an Honorary Life Member of FLS and in 2016 the Law Society of Tasmania recognised him as Lawyer of the Year for service to the profession for work in dispute resolution. 


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