About us, services and areas of practice
Services: Sydney Mediation provides mediation, facilitation and other dispute resolution services to assist clients. Sydney Mediation has an extensive professional referral network to assist clients during the management and/or resolution of their matters.
Areas of practice include commercial, business, workplace, family law, wills & estates, schools, building and construction, neighbourhood disputes, consumer rights and small claims.
BA LLB LLM (dispute resolution) PhD (Law) FDRP NMAS Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, UTS
Nicky McWilliam has an background in law, mediation and dispute resolution. She is very aware of the advantages and disadvantages of litigation as well as the effectiveness of mediation.
Nicky has experience in commercial, business, workplace, construction, family and general mediation.
Nicky practised as a lawyer in private practice in Sydney at Allens and a London city law firm, working in the commercial and finance areas.
Nicky holds a Masters of Law majoring in dispute resolution and has a PhD in law in mediation and dispute resolution. 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 served the NSW Government on The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority for 5 years (2016-2021).
Nicky has experience working as a part-time academic in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology in subject areas including introductory legal studies, introductory dispute resolution, children and the law and juvenile justice, family law and legal remedies.
Nicky is currently a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology. She is involved with government, commercial and community organisations in relation to mediation services for dispute workplace, commercial and business entities.
Nicky is a finalist and recipient of various awards from mediation and dispute resolution organisations. These include the LEADR Award for Significant Contribution to ADR, the Australasian Law Awards and the Resolution Institute .