Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Lawyer and Child Consultant

Suzanne McDonald

Her vision

Negotiated resolution to disputes

Suzanne McDonald is committed to providing compassionate, flexible and affordable dispute resolution services, which bring about satisfying, negotiated legal solutions to your family, business and community disputes.  

She is a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Courts of NSW and ACT and the High Court of Australia however her focus is on dispute resolution without the need to go to court because she knows that Court is rarely the most desirable option – it’s slow, expensive and stressful.

She is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, NMAS Accredited Mediator, Certified Family Group Conference Facilitator, Child Consultant and is qualified to help you to resolve disputes in a range of areas.


Resolve conflict in a way that is cost effective, time efficient and supportive.

Overview And Experience

After nearly 20 years in the Courts system, in 2011 Suzanne re-focused her commitment onto Alternate Dispute Resolution – supporting and empowering people to make better decisions and negotiate outcomes which create real change.

Having developed a strong body of experience with Relationships Australia Canberra and Region, Suzanne is currently contracted with NSW Department of Families and Justice and ACT Legal Aid Dispute Resolution in addition to her practice with Amity ADR. 

Suzanne McDonald


  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (Grad. Dip. FDR)
  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Attorney Generals Department)
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Solicitor ACT / NSW
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Child Consultant – Family Transitions

Phone Number:

0429 202 098


Canberra and NSW

Service Delivery Area:

Southern NSW and the ACT

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Resolving Family Conflict

Practice Areas

Suzanne McDonald provides services in the following practice areas.

Family Dispute Resolution
Workplace, Contract and other disputes
Restorative Conferencing
Family Group Conferencing

Suzanne can assist people with a range of dispute resolution practices.

She can assist with resolving post separation issues inexpensively and quickly regardless of the marital status, level of conflict or family structure.


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