Resolution Panels

Nina Harding

New South Wales

Mediator

Nina Harding has worked as a full-time mediator and facilitator for over twenty years and mediated over two thousand disputes.

Margaret Halsmith

Western Australia

Mediator
Coach

Franca Petrone

South Australia

Mediator

Peter Singer

Victoria

Mediator

Dr David Moore

Victoria

Group Conferencing
Mediator

David specialises in conflict management and constructive communication, and facilitates high performance outcomes for workgroups and executive teams. He is currently an associate at La Trobe University School of Law, and has previously taught and published with multiple universities in history, politics and law.

David co-founded Transformative Justice Australia, and is President of the Victorian Association for Restorative justice. David’s past work has inspired David Williamson’s Jack Manning Trilogy of plays, and Michael Rymer’s award–winning film Face to Face.

Tim McFarlane

Victoria

Mediator

Having conducted more than 8,000 mediations, Tim McFarlane is highly respected within the Australian legal profession for his commercially focused, practical and balanced approach to conflict resolution. Tim’s extensive and varied expertise has been developed over 37 years whilst employed at, and as a partner in, a number of law firms. Tim has been an Accredited Specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) since 1993.

David Lieberman

New South Wales

Mediator

Delwyn Everard

Western Australia

Mapper
Mediator

Delwyn Everard is a lawyer and arts advocate. She has worked with artists and arts organisations for the last 15 years and was the deputy director of the Arts Law Centre of Australia for 10 years. She has worked extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities and their community art centres and on many significant cross platform art projects and public art commissions. She is on the board of the Art Month Sydney Festival.

Lynora Brooke

New South Wales

Conflict Coaching

Lynora Brooke has extensive experience working with chief executive, senior leaders and middle management in the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas.

With over 35 years in business management and consulting, Lynora has strong diverse experience across a broad range of organisations in a number of countries.

Keith Welsh

New South Wales

Mapper
Mediator
Peer Pathways Management

Specialties: Business management; artist relations; marketing; talent acquisition; personnel management; event management and promotion.

Michael McMartin

New South Wales

Peer Pathways Management

Michael McMartin has over 40 years experience in the Australian and International Creative Industries dealing with Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Licensing across a wide range of sectors including Music, Film, Photography, Graphic Art, Design and Merchandising.

Steve Lancken

New South Wales

Expert Opinion

Steve Lancken is one of Australia’s leading mediators and ADR professionals. He is on a number of pre-eminent dispute panels and from 2008 to 2013 Steve served on the National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council (NADRAC) appointed by the Attorney General of Australia, the Honourable Robert McClelland MP. He uses his experience for training in mediation, negotiation, communication and conflict management.

Angela Bowne SC

New South Wales

Expert Decision
Expert Opinion
Mediator

Angela is an accredited mediator under the National Standards and a BarADR approved expert determiner and arbitrator. She is a member of the mediation panels of IP Australia, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW, Resolution Institute, the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the dispute resolution panel for APRA AMCOS and the expert panel for Screenrights.

Resolution Facilitator Team

Shirli Kirschner

New South Wales

Resolution Facilitator
Mediator
Negotiator
Triage
Project Manager

Shirli Kirschner is the principal of Resolve Advisors founded in 1996 to provide dispute resolution services nationally and internationally. Shirli is an accredited mediator and a member of advanced panels of mediators in Australia. She is a visiting fellow at the Law School of UNSW and a sessional Registrar of the Federal Circuits Court. Shirli holds the position of wholesale energy market dispute resolution Adviser and was a member of NADRAC, an advisory committee to the Federal Attorney General on dispute resolution.

Sarah Nicholson

Victoria

Resolution Facilitator Support Team
Negotiator
Triage

As member of the Resolution Facilitator’s team, Sarah provides executive administrative services in support of Resolution Pathways.

Sarah has been a part of Resolution Pathways since its inception. Prior to commencing her current role in early 2018, Sarah worked in the retail sector and was a member of the Resolution Pathways Stakeholder Group as a representative of small business music users.

Sarah has a background in intellectual property law, with a particular focus on copyright litigation. With a combination of experience, both in legal and business fields, Sarah has a broad range of knowledge in reviewing legal matters, business operation and administration.

Alan Limbury

New South Wales

Expert Opinion
Mediator

Alan Limbury is a pioneer of mediation in Australia. He established the first ADR practice group in an Australian law firm in 1987 and was a Founder and former Chairman of LEADR. He contributed to the adoption by the Law Society of NSW of a model contract clause for the resolution of disputes (1987) and guidelines for solicitors who practise as mediators (1988) and to the Law Council of Australia’s policy on ADR, model legislation and rules for court-annexed mediation, ethical standards for mediators and the role and responsibilities of lawyers in mediation (1999-2007).

Alan has been mediating since 1987 in over 1,800 commercial and intellectual property disputes in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Alan also has experience in assisting companies to devise negotiation strategies to resolve long running litigious disputes such as class actions. He has authored many papers over a prolific career as a commercial litigation solicitor and mediator. He was described in the 1996/97 edition of Legal Profiles as “the leading practitioner” in ADR in Sydney; by The Times of London in 2007 as “the leading Australian mediator”; and by Who’s Who Legal 2013 as “one of the most highly regarded” commercial mediators worldwide and “a genius”.