Specialists in Family Dispute Resolution

"I see the children of the families I work with as the invisible clients in the room. They are biggest reason I do what I do".

          -- Laura Fitzgerald, FDRP


At accord mediation services we believe in delivering a child focused, efficient and professional service to all our clients.

We appreciate that every family is unique, and separation is always difficult. We provide our clients with a supportive, respectful environment to come to a resolution on matters important to them.

At the pre-mediation appointment, Laura will meet with each client one-on-one to assess whether mediation is suitable and to talk them through the mediation process. Following these sessions a mediation session will be scheduled and tailored to the clients' needs.

Child focussed mediation

Laura Fitzgerald, Principal Mediator at Accord Mediation Services, has over six years experience in Family Dispute Resolution. She has worked at agencies such as Relationships Australia and the Perth Family Relationship Centre. She has also worked for Murdoch University, marking Mediation course examinations.

Laura's extensive experience in mediation includes conducting the following:

  • Parenting matters
  • Property and financial matters
  • Workplace mediation
  • High conflict mediation
  • Shuttle mediation sessions
  • Sessions via teleconference, video conference and interpreter.


Laura has an honours degree in business, and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution. She also has a background in psychology. In addition to mediation services, Laura also provides counselling and conflict coaching to both separated Dads and Mums. Her other qualifications include:

  • Accreditation with the Attorney General's Office
  • Certificates in Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Certificates in Cultural Fitness training, Understanding Domestic Violence and Non Violent Communication with Relationships Australia.
  • Member of the Resolution Institute.

Pre-mediation:                                 $165 per person (session lasts 1-1.5 hrs)

Mediation:                                       $185 per person per session (session lasts 1.5-2hrs)

Conflict coaching session:                 $75 (session lasts 1 hr)

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