About us

Mediator and Facilitator 

Sydney Mediation Partnership provides mediation services to assist clients with constructive ways to sort out disputes. Areas of practice include commercial and business disputes, workplace relations, family law, relationship issues, wills and estates, construction, schools, neighbourhood disputes, consumer rights and small claims.

Nicky McWilliam has  an extensive background in law and dispute resolution and is very aware of the pitfalls of litigation and the advantages of mediation and other ways to sort out conflicts and issues in a variety of contexts.

Sydney Mediation Partnership has an extensive referral network to assist clients in the management and/or resolution of their issues. Whilst we do not give legal advice, we can refer clients to specialist lawyers. We are also able, where necessary or requested, to recommend counsellors and psychologists.


Nicky McWilliam

BA LLB LLM (dispute resolution) PhD (Law) FDRP NMAS Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, UTS


Nicky is a recipient of the 2013 LEADR Award for Significant Contribution to ADR.


Nicky has experience in  commercial, business, workplace, construction, family and general mediation.

Nicky practised as a lawyer in private practice in Sydney at Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Linklaters and Allens) and a London city law firm, working in the commercial and finance areas.


Nicky has experience working as a part-time academic in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology involved in subject areas including: introductory legal studies, introductory dispute resolution, children and the law and juvenile justice, family law and legal remedies. Nicky holds a Masters of Law majoring in dispute resolution and has a PhD in law in mediation and dispute resolution.


Nicky is currently involved with government, commercial and community organizations in relation to dispute management programs in workplace, commercial and corrections communities. Nicky is accredited with the National Accreditation Mediation System (NMAS) and is registered with the Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department as an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP).


Nicky holds an appointment as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology.