Susan Hamilton-Green, from Melbourne’s Creative family Law Solutions, has been announced as the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year in the annual Australian Dispute Resolution Awards.

The Honourable Mr Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and patron of the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC), presented the award to Ms Hamilton-Green at the awards ceremony held at Ashurst on August 10th 2017.

The award recognises Ms Hamilton-Green’s commitment to family dispute resolution both through the Victoria Legal Aid and with private clients. Aiming to reach an agreement that will provide the best possible parenting to children in the given circumstances, Ms Hamilton-Greene works to support a family holistically through the separation process.

Other winners on the night included Mary Walker, recognised as Mediator of the Year, Bronwyn Penrith, recognised as ATSI Mediator of the Year, and Georgia Quick, Partner, Ashurst, recognised as ADR Practitioner of the Year.

The ADR Awards are held annually to recognise excellence within the ADR community, to foster the sharing of best practice and to encourage the further development of the field of Alternate Dispute Resolution.

All proceeds from the ADR Awards support the ADC’s National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Mediation Training Scholarship Program. Recognizing the need for dispute resolution within the Aboriginal community, the program has impacted communities directly through facilitating and understanding the importance of peaceful avenues of resolving disputes, all while appreciative of cultural differences.

The full list of award winners is attached. Photos of the winners accepting their awards are available.

For further information, please contact Deborah Lockhart  9239 0700 or 0402 138 840.

Australian ADR Awards 2017 – Winners

Mediator of the Year

Mary Walker, Barrister, Sydney

ADR Practitioner of the Year

Georgia Quick, Partner, Ashurst, Sydney

International ADR Practitioner

Sam Luttrell, Partner Clifford Chance, Perth

ATSI Mediator of the Year

Bronwyn Penrith, Sydney

Conciliator of the Year

Siobhan Ni Fhaolain, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, ACT

ADR Practice Group of the Year

Clifford Chance, Perth

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year

Susan Hamilton-Green, Creative Family Law Solutions, Melbourne

ADR Project of the Year

Mieke Brankdon & Linda Kochanski, Brisbane

Courts and Tribunals ADR Group of the Year

Supreme Court of Western Australia