Arbitration News: Federal Circuit Court Call-Out


As you are aware there is a call-over taking place in the Federal Circuit Court starting on 23 September 2019. There will be over 250 matters called over to ascertain whether they are ready for a trial and hopefully some trial dates assigned. The Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit…

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Arbitration – no different to private health insurance


I started my career as a Family Lawyer doing agency matters in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates Court as it then was. That gave me a good grounding in how the Court system could be used effectively to change the power differential between separating parties. Those were times…

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New managing director proving success is in the family


DA Family Lawyers has announced the appointment of a new managing director who is expected to lead the firm to a new era of growth and prosperity. Experienced practitioner Lisa Foley (pictured above left) has stepped into the role of managing director while DA Family Lawyers' founder Deborah Awyzio (pictured…

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DA Mediation recognised in Doyles list


On December 1, the 2017 lists of recommendations were released on the peer-assessed recommendation platform Doyles Guide. The 2017 listing of leading Queensland Family & Divorce Mediators details mediators operating in the Queensland legal market who have been identified by the state's family law solicitors for their expertise and abilities…

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Inspirational Women’s Breakfast Brisbane


Deborah Awyzio and the team from DA Family Lawyers and Deborah Awyzio Mediation attended the Inspirational Women’s Breakfast earlier this week hosted by Special Olympics Australia. The morning, held at the Pullman Hotel in Brisbane, was buzzing with motivational energy. We appreciated the opportunity to help promote fundraising for athletes…

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The importance of preparation in mediation


By Deborah Awyzio – nationally accredited mediator and registered family dispute resolution provider Mediation is not an extension of litigation The process of mediation is nearly the opposite of litigation. In litigation, parties delegate their decision making powers to a Judicial Officer, whereas the central theme in mediation is self-determination. Consequently…

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What to know how to better prepare for mediation?


Whether you are about to embark on your own mediation or are a family lawyer who often attends mediation, this lunchbox seminar on how to prepare for mediation is for you. Register here now for a FREE Lunchbox Seminar #1– Preparing for Mediation 12.30pm to 2.00pm Wednesday 2 September 2015…

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What is a S60I certificate and when do I need one?


We often have family law clients - particularly those wishing to undergo mediation - confused about what a S60i certificate is and when it is needed in the family law process. In this blog, we simply answer many of the common questions and explain the legal process. What is a S60i…

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