Our Arbitrators

Our Arbitrators are all accredited in their field of jurisdiction. They are practising lawyers and some are also accredited specialists in family law. SHAW Dispute Resolution (DR) Arbitrators comply with ongoing professional development and are committed to the application of the Family Law Act and Regulations or appropriate Commercial Acts and Regulations with intellectual rigour. This means for you that SHAW Arbitrators will make an informed and legally binding decision where it is impossible for a decision to otherwise be reached. Our Arbitrators are kind, patient and about finding a solution for your family to move forward and the best outcome for the children at the time. We take time to understand your concerns and hear your perspective. We remain independent throughout and do everything to make sure you feel safe and supported at all times.

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      Alison Shaw of SHAW Mediation successfully mediated a contract and building works dispute for one of our clients.  I found the mediation to be useful in requiring the disputing parties to be in one place at one time, allowing each side to express their position (and even vent their frustrations) whilst being kept in line by an experienced mediator. It was by no means certain to me beforehand that the matter would resolve at the mediation, but Alison’s guidance and systematic approach facilitated a commercial settlement.  I am confident the parties would not have reached a better outcome if they had gone to court.  I rate highly the mediation process used by Alison Shaw in this matter, and would recommend her to other clients considering mediation in the future.

      Matthew Hawke

      Cowell Clarke