At a Glance
The Institute of Dispute Resolution was founded in 2012. Previously known as Jon Graham Consulting Pty Ltd, we have been offering mediation for over 16 years.
We draw upon a pool of experienced practitioners who come from a range of professional disciplines including law, business, HR, commerce, government and social work. We work as a team on each case, generally placing two mediators working together with a gender balance.
During this period of self-isolation due to Covid-19 our team will conduct intake sessions and family mediation via Zoom.
The ISDR team of mediators are skilled in both workplace and family conflict. The team is led by Jon Graham, a mediator since 1994, a clinical supervisor in mediation and family dispute resolution, a lawyer, and a trainer in mediation and family dispute resolution, and a clinical expert in the resolution of conflicts in highly complex cases.
Jon Graham – Clinical Director ISDR
BA(Psych) BCom LLB Grad Dip FDR, Certificate in Counselling, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment.
Jon is a nationally accredited mediator, a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDR) and is a clinical supervisor of family mediation practice. His practice focuses on the fields of family law mediation, and particularly the areas of high conflict, family violence, and other complexities. Jon is a highly respected lecturer in mediation practice, both in Australia and internationally. Since 2016 Jon has formed a collaborative partnership with Dr Lorri Yasenik in Calgary Alberta. The partnership has focused on how children’s voices are heard particularly in extreme conflict separations. In 2015 Jon was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to study internationally the use of mediation when the family system is affected by violence, abuse, mental health or drug and alcohol issues. Jon lives and practices in the inner west of Sydney. Contact: 0405 459 535
Mikadie Joyce-Bates – Family Mediator (FDRP)
BA/LLB Grad Dip FDR, Accredited Mediator
Mikadie is a nationally accredited mediator, a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDR) and Lawyer. Previously working as a legal researcher in Criminal law, researching and assisting Counsel on Legal Aid and ALS criminal matters in the District and Supreme courts. Contact: 0417 682 705
Ghania Dib – Family Mediator (FDRP)
BCom, LLB (hons) Grad Dip FDR, Accredited Mediator, Collaborative Family Law Professional
Ghania Dib is a nationally accredited mediator, a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDR) and a Collaborative Family Law professional. She is also a practising lawyer of more than 18 years experience and is currently completing a Master of Applied Law majoring in family law and family dispute resolution. Ghania is a published author, certified Life and Performance Coach, NLP Practitioner, Accredited Consultant and Trainer of Extended Disc, Human behaviour specialist and accredited Emotion Code Practitioner. Contact 0414 225 872
Family Dispute Resolution - Child Inclusive Practice - Property Settlements - Elder Mediation - Wills and Estates - Workplace - Mediation - Conflict Coaching – Parenting Coordination – Meeting with Children