Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and NMAS Mediator

Fiona Burns

Overview And Experience

 Qualifications

  • 2020 Family Group Conferencing Certification
  • 2019 Nationally Accredited Mediator (MSB, NMAS, Mediation Institute)
  • 2019 Certification, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • 2019 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, College of Law
  • 2015 Admitted, Attorney United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • 2014 Admitted, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • 2014 Notary Public, New York
  • 2013 Admitted, Attorney New York State Bar
  • 2010 Accredited Specialist in Compensation Law, Law Society of New South Wales Specialist Accreditation Board
  • 2007 Admitted, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • 2004 Admitted, Solicitor Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 2004 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Technology Sydney
  • 2003 Bachelor of Laws The University of New South Wales
  • 2003 Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Relations), The University of New South Wales
  • 1998 International Baccalaureate, New England Girls School, Armidale NSW

More about this team member

After 15 years as a litigation lawyer, Fiona wondered if there was a better way to go about it; a way that saves people paying extensive legal fees, a way that gets much faster results, and a way that is less stressful for parties and their families. That thought lead to Fiona’s now thriving mediation practice.

My goal is to help people achieve fast and effective agreements for the benefit of their family and their future, so they can move forward and begin the next chapter of their lives.  

With over 20 years experience in the legal industry, having worked as a lawyer in Sydney, New York and Tamworth, Fiona is now the Director of her own law firm and mediation practice, based in Tamworth NSW. Fiona is a Nationally Accredited Mediator, is recognised as a certified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner by the Commonwealth Attorney-General, and is a certified Family Group Conferencing Practitioner. Fiona is also a casual Legal Academic at the University of New England, delivering tertiary education in the subjects of Family Law, Torts, and Corporations Law.

Fiona has conducted countless successful property, parenting, and workplace mediations in New England North West New South Wales and online. She is available to travel to conduct mediations when necessary. Mediations can also be conducted over the phone or via Zoom, allowing Fiona to serve clients right across Australia. Parties are welcome to be legally represented at a mediation.

Fiona brings to her mediations excellent people skills, deep listening skills, empathy, compassion, authority and high levels of professionalism that ensure clients feel comfortable, safe and respected. Her mediations are future focussed, child-focussed in parenting matters, non-blaming, and solution oriented. Fiona has the intuitive ability to sense the things that are not being said, and focused all her intellectual energy on the dispute in front of her to help guide parties to an agreed outcome.

Phone Number:

0477 944 577

Location:

New England North West Region of NSW (Tamworth based) and Sydney

Service Delivery Area:

Sydney

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Services Provided

This team member provides the following services.   

Dispute Diagnostics
Safety Planning
Mediation
Transformative Relationship Mediation (TRM)
Family Dispute Resolution
New Ways for Families Coaching

About our Services

How can Interact Online help me?

A Dispute Diagnostic is a free service offered exclusively by Interact Online. It’s purpose is to provide you with the opportunity to speak with a dispute resolution professional about your situation and identify the lowest cost / lowest negative consequence approach to resolve it.  Sometimes that is mediation. Sometimes court. Sometimes something else. 

Interact Online is a fully online service. 

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Safety Planning is a free service provided by Interact Online to assist people living with a partner or former partner or other associate who uses violence.

The objective is to identify the risks, discuss strategies to reduce the risks and to pre-plan how to respond if the risk escalates to a level where health and safety are at risk.  

Interact Online is a fully online service. 

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Mediation is a facilitated negotiation process where a qualified and accredited mediator assists people to clarify the issues, discuss them and consider options to resolve them and document the agreement, if one is reached. It is a confidential process and safe to participate in even if there is the risk of ending up in court. 

Interact Online is a fully online co-mediation service. 

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Transformative Relationship Mediation (TRM) is a facilitated negotiation process where a qualified and accredited mediator with additional training in Transformative Mediation assists people who want to save their relationship. In the process they are assisted to clarify the issues, discuss them and consider options to resolve them and document the agreement, if one is reached. It is a confidential process and each participant must agree in writing that they would like to save the relationship.  

Interact Online is a fully online service. 

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Family Dispute Resolution is a form of Mediation. It is a facilitated Family Law negotiation process where a qualified and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner assists people who are separating to clarify the issues regarding post separation parenting, finances and property settlements. They help them to discuss the issues and consider options to resolve them and document the agreement, if one is reached. It is a confidential process and safe to participate in even if there is the risk of ending up in court or you are currently in court and want to reach an agreement to end the court process. 

Interact Online is a fully online service. 

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New Ways Coaching is an individual skills development service to assist parents who identify a gap between their current co-parenting situation and what they would like it to be like. It is provided in conjunction with the New Ways for Families Online Post-Separation Parenting Course. 

Interact Online is a fully online service. 

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