DAVID MORRISSEY LLB, GradDipFDR
Director and Senior Mediator
David graduated from Law School at Notre Dame University where he also won a prize for excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution. David’s interest in family law motivated him to obtain further qualifications with a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.
As an experienced mediator, David is registered with the Attorney General’s Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). He specialises in helping separated couples come to fair and agreeable agreements that not only saves them time and money, but also allows them to move on with their lives.
David is authorised under the Family Law Act to issue Section 60I Certificates which allows progression to court when family dispute resolution is either unsuccessful or not appropriate.
His practitioner memberships with the Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR and IAMA) and NMAS Association of Dispute Resolvers ensure that clients receive the highest standards of professional service in their mediation process and that David remains up to date in the ever changing legalities of family law.
At a personal level, David has spent some years as a single parent and understands the challenges faced by both parties when separation occurs. He realises that the key to Mediation is to be able to listen to his client’s needs, and then to facilitate options that allow for those needs to be met. He encourages calm and open discussions allowing both parties to be heard in a completely non-judgmental and constructive manner. David will facilitate good communication where it may have been lacking previously and will always advocate in your children’s best interest, which is required by law and appreciated by every parent.
We work with you to understand your personal circumstances and tailor a strategy to your's and your family's situation.
If you’d like David to help with your unique circumstances, give Perth Mediation Services a call on 9300 0674 or complete the enquiry form and David will call you back within 24 hours.