Family Law ADR List for FCC

Derek Minus

Dispute Resolution Practice

  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Family Law Arbitrator
FCC Registry Practice

  • ACT Canberra
  • NSW Sydney
  • NSW Parramatta
  • NSW Newcastle
  • NSW Wollongong
  • VIC Melbourne
  • Family Separation
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Property
  • Child Support Disputes
  • High Conflict
  • Families and Children
  • Adult Family Members
  • Extended Families
  • Face-To-Face
  • By Telephone
  • Video-Conferencing

Personal Characteristics and Profile

Qualified as a Barrister, Mediator and Chartered Arbitrator. Over 25 years experience. Have been a Mediator since 1994 and Family Dispute Resolution Provider since 2009. He was an early adopter of mediation and has conducted over 4,000 mediations and conciliations for all types of disputes. He has spent over 12 years as an arbitral member of various NSW government tribunals and has been qualified by The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) as a Chartered Arbitrator. He continues as an arbitrator to the NSW Local and District Courts, is appointed to conduct mining land access arbitrations for the NSW Government and as a Family Law arbitrator. He teaches the undergraduate law course in Commercial Dispute Resolution at the University of Sydney Law School as a one-semester program for undergraduate and juris doctor students, which is heavily orientated to practical skills.
He also delivers training for lawyers and corporate executives as the Legalwise “Minus on Mediation” programme, an advanced process of transformative mediation uniquely involving both the Harvard University Program on Negotiation model and the Japanese martial art of Aikido, the Way of Harmony. From 1 December 2016, he has been appointed as the Commonwealth Government’s Mediation Adviser with responsibility for arranging the dispute resolution processes for the Franchising Code of Conduct, the Horticulture Code of Conduct and the Oilcode, which are prescribed codes under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010.

Additional Personal Information

Professional memberships


Professional Profile SheetDerek_Minus_PROFESSIONAL_PROFILE5.pdf

Are you legally qualified? YES
Do legally assisted FDRP?YES
Do property mediation?YES
Do property arbitration?YES

HALF day $1,980.00
FULL day $3,960.00
Provides half day pro bono: NO

FDRP Experience (years):


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Practice Address

Suite 1A, Level 2, 802 Pacific Highway
Gordon 2072
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