Cheryl has twenty years of progressive experience in the ADR field and holds National Mediation Accreditation. Her professional history covers a variety of mediator roles across a number of government departments in both regional Queensland and other States of Australia. Her practice includes mediations in commercial and business disputes; child protection, youth justice and family matters; as well as, workplace and community disputes.
Cheryl has extended her practice by accepting appointment to a number of specialized National and State Panels and is an Associate with Northern Mediators.
Cheryl spent thirteen years managing conflict in a large secondary school, where she successfully translated an adult mediation program into a youth friendly service. Alongside implementing this unique initiative, she effectively taught conflict management and mediation skills.
SPECIALISED PRACTICE AREAS
Australian Attorney-Generals Department Family Dispute Resolution –
FDR Practitioner, 2010-present
Court Ordered Conferences Child Protection – Conference Convenor,2014-present
Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal – Mediator, 2015-present
Northern Mediators – Associate, 2016-present
Office of the Franchising Mediator Adviser – Panel Mediator,2017-present
Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority – Panel Mediator, 2017-present
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman – Panel Mediator, 2017 – present
Office of the Horticultural Mediator Adviser – Panel Mediator,2018-present
Having conducted over 1000 mediations with results of 85% agreement, I have been successful in helping people succeed with their disputes across a very broad range of industries, some of which include:
Property, Debt, Consumer/Trader, Residential Tenancy, Building and related services, Dividing Fences, Body Corporate, Motor Vehicle Sales and Repairs, Jewelry, Commercial Fishing, Farming, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Trees; as well as
Separating Families, Children and Child Protection.