A Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner or Mediator is a neutral third party who assists people to resolve their disputes.
Britt Smith is the Principal Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner at Illawarra Family Law Mediation. Britt became a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner because she wanted to provide families with an alternative to court. Britt has been a family lawyer for many years and has seen the emotional and financial toll that litigation has on families.
Mediation can help people avoid the family law system or leave it on their own terms. Illawarra Family Law Mediation is a business devoted to helping people achieve this.
Britt holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Medical Science & Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (UOW)
- Graduate Diploma in Law (USYD)
- Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (College of Law)
- Master of Applied Law (Family Law) (College of Law)
Britt is a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Britt is appointed to the Legal Aid panel for General Family Law and the Independent Children’s Lawyer Panel. In addition to Family Law, Britt practices in Care and Protection (child welfare matters involving Community Services), Wills and Estates, and Conveyancing.
We have a number of mediators and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners that provide their services through Illawarra Family Law Mediation. We ensure that if you have a parenting matter, your mediation will be conducted by a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) authorised to issue Section 60I certificates. We only subcontract FDRPs and mediators who are also family lawyers so that you know the person conducting your mediation has relevant family law experience.