The practice offers both legal services, and mediation. Siobhan Clarke is a Barrister in Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers. Siobhan is experienced in criminal law, family law and civil law.
Siobhan graduated in LLB (Hons) in the United Kingdom, she attended Law School in London and undertook the barristers vocational course as a member of the Inner Temple. Siobhan then practiced as a barrister for much of her career in Chester, Cheshire. In 1997 she additionally qualified as a legal practitioner in NSW. In 2005 Sarah was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil division) in the UK in 2010 she was granted authority by the Family Division of the High Court to sit as a part time Judge in family law matters. Siobhan qualified both in the UK and in Australia as a mediator. Since 2011 Siobhan has practiced exclusively in Australia.
Siobhan is a fully Accredited National Mediator, a member of the Resolution Institute and is on the Supreme Court NSW and District Court NSW list of mediators. Siobhan is also fully trained in the collaborative law process.
The process is safe, controlled, revealing and reflective. It usually leads to agreements, which allow the parties to retain good relationships post mediation.
It can be a faster and cheaper means of reaching resolution than through litigation. Certainly it is less confronting. It is a process very suited to Family Provision Act claims against deceased estates, general family law and civil disputes, including;
Family Law Property & Financial matters on separation and/or divorce
Disputes about work place relations.
Civil disputes, contractual or tortious.
School or workplace bullying and discrimination.
Landlord and tenant disputes.
Tribunal work NCAT/AAT.
Siobhan will happily act for Ex-Pats, or Australians working overseas this means that if you are working overseas we can use Skype to facilitate mediations or take instructions in relation to your legal dispute. At all times applying Australian law and principles. In certain circumstances we can apply UK legal principles as Siobhan is dual qualified in both the jurisdictions of Australia and of the United Kingdom.