Mediation services

Mediation is well established as a useful and cost effective process for resolving a broad range of disputes.


In mediation, an impartial mediator assists disputing parties to make their own decisions about their dispute, conflict or differences. The mediator uses the mediation process and their skills, knowledge and training to help the parties identify issues in dispute, develop options, consider alternatives and endeavour to reach agreement.

Where mediation is appropriate, it can have many advantages as a dispute resolution method:

  • it can be quick and cost effective

  • the process is confidential

  • there is no artificial limit imposed on the issues that may be considered, so there is greater capacity to acknowledge and address the psychological, social or economic dynamics that may accompany or drive the dispute

  • parties are encouraged to take a problem solving approach rather than playing an adversarial blame game,

  • the parties maintain direct control of the outcome - the solutions they reach may be wide ranging, flexible and creative, and

  • the agreements the parties reach can be final and binding so far as the law allows.

Dominic Beckett originally trained and worked as a mediator with the NSW Community Justice Centres and is now nationally accredited under the National Mediator Accreditation System. He has been selected for the Federal Court's Native Title External Mediator Panel List.


Dominic's mediation style draws on his legal knowledge and experience, his problem-solving and creative abilities and his communication skills. He has experience mediating a broad range of commercial, community and family disputes.


Dominic also has considerable experience conducting and facilitating community meetings. 

Please contact us to discuss how we may be able to help.


Dominic Beckett is an experienced and skilled legal and policy professional, mediator and facilitator. Dominic has particular experience and expertise in relation to Aboriginal land rights, native title, cultural heritage, economic and community development projects, land use, environmental planning and assessment, administrative law and regulation, not for profits and corporate governance.

Dominic Beckett Legal & Consulting provides legal and policy services to Aboriginal land councils and representative bodies, communities, corporations and independent regulators. The services we provide include:

  • legal advice

  • strategic advice

  • policy development and formulation

  • negotiation

  • dispute resolution and litigation

  • legal drafting

  • mediation and facilitation

  • law reform projects.

Dominic Beckett Legal & Consulting offers a more agile and flexible alternative to traditional firms.

We maintain a network of trusted professionals and experts to enhance our own capabilities.

We understand that our clients need our services to be cost effective.

Dominic Beckett Legal & Consulting Pty Ltd, ACN 621 712 310

PO Box 207, Marrickville  NSW  1475 Australia

+61 (0)427 668 333

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation. 

Photographs and website © 2019, Dominic Beckett

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