When mediation may not be the answer

When mediation may not be the answer

with Kristina Vermey, Greg Barns SC, Reed Everingham and Rikki Mawad
Monday, 09 October 2023 | 6pm – 7.30pm AEDT | Online | Resolution Institute Tasmanian Committee Event

Join our distinguished panel as they navigate the complex terrain of conflict resolution. In this enlightening session, our experts will shed light on scenarios where mediation may not be the optimal choice or may prove unsuitable.

Our esteemed panelists will present innovative proposals applicable to a diverse range of contexts, illustrating their insights with real-life case studies.

The purpose of the panel is to reflect on when Mediation may not be appropriate. Our expert panel bring three different lenses to the topic – criminal law and human rights, workplace investigations and workplace relations as well as trauma-informed practice and counselling.

About presenters

Kristina Vermey 

Kristina is the founder and director of COHORTE Workplace Law.  Kristina has over 20 years of experience as a workplace relations lawyer and human resources professional and, prior to establishing COHORTE in 2018, has held senior leadership positions within Australia’s premier national and international labour law firms. Kristina’s practice has a focus on working with business leaders to develop and support positive workplace outcomes, with an emphasis on preserving and enhancing the employment relationship. Kristina has extensive experience in undertaking workplace investigations, underpinned by a sound understanding of both the relevant legal and ethical principles and the way in which individuals experience the investigation process. Her approach is practical, accessible, person-centred and tailored to respond appropriately to each situation. 

Greg Barns SC

Greg Barns SC was called to the Bar in Victoria in 1986, where he practised until 1989. Since 2003 he has been a member of the Tasmanian Bar and is also an interstate member of the Victorian and Western Australian Bars. Greg practices in the areas of criminal law, administrative law, and human rights, including sexual abuse, prison and forced adoption cases.

He graduated BA/LLB from Monash University in 1984. Since 2014 Greg has been a sessional lecturer at RMIT University since 2014. He is a former President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. He was appointed Senior Counsel in Tasmania in 2020. He is Chair of the Prisoners Legal Service in Tasmania and is a Patron of the Justice Reform Initiative.


Reed Everingham 

Reed Everingham (he/him) is a trauma-informed relational therapist and clinical supervisor based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. He offers a range of services in areas relating to self and narrative, trauma and the body, relationships, and somatic experiencing.

His writing explores therapy as a cultural phenomenon and as an expressive arc for reflective and reflexive practice. He holds registration as a Clinical Counsellor and Supervisor with the Psychotherapist and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and is an established counsellor, supervisor, and educator.

Reed instructs and supervises post-graduate students in therapy studies at Western Sydney University and holds a Masters of Psychotherapy and Counselling. His work is person-centred and gender-affirmative.

Rikki Mawad, Mediator: Interviewer 

Monday, 09 October 2023
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Members: AU$25 | Non-members: AU$45 | PD Members: Free
1.00 CPD Hours