Janet Barnes

NMAS Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Janet Barnes is a NMAS Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner located in Brisbane, Queensland.

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I have been a mediator for 20 years and I’m an Australian Lawyer (not currently practising).  I have mediated disputes in employment law, parenting, family property and wills and estates.

I worked as a Training Manager at the Queensland Government Attorney General’s Department for seven years and I’ve been a coach and trainer in mediation and family dispute resolution for various institutions for 14 years.

I was on the panel of mediators for Legal Aid Queensland for 10 years and I continue to work as a sessional trainer and supervisor with the Bond University, The College of Law and the Queensland University of Technology.

My goal is to assist clients to resolve their conflicts in a way which is long lasting, cost effective and whilst preserving important relationships.



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Contact and Location

Phone Number:

0434 004 673


Brisbane City

Service Delivery Areas:

Brisbane and regional parts of Queensland – the Wide Bay, South Eastern Queensland and the Southern Downs area.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) QIT
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice QIT
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Mediation Law
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution Griffith University

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