NMAS Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Preeti Karan is a NMAS Mediator and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner located in Windsor, New South Wales.
More about Preeti Karan
My Vision: I intend to promote justice, equality and fairness in the community, I believe that individuals must get a genuine opportunity to identify and manage their disputes effectively by responding to a contentious situation promptly.
I recommend and encourage the parties in dispute to engage in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes as an alternative to court.
From an early age I knew that my true inherent passion was to help people solve their problems, my love of problem-solving drew me to pursue a career in legal profession. I completed my Bachelor of Laws followed by a Post-graduate degree in Applied Law-Family Law.
I come from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, I understand the importance of communicating effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds and can efficiently address my client’s legal and non-legal issues, depending on my role in the matter.
Overview and Experience: I am an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, NMAS Accredited Mediator and a Lawyer based in Western Sydney area.
I come from a business background, being an entrepreneur for many years, I built and managed a successful business through hard work, motivational leadership spirit, strong communication skills and ability to negotiate differences in a positive and mutually beneficial manner.
I am an authentic and empathic professional who possess a genuine passion for helping businesses and individuals in conflict.
As a lawyer working in a sole practice, I have gained expertise across a range of practice areas ranging from tenancy, consumer protection and unfair dismissal matters at NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal & Federal Circuit Court, immigration law matters, sale/purchase of commercial property, civil litigation, debt recovery at the Local Court small claims division, criminal matters at the Local Court and District Court appeals, adoption matters at the Supreme Court, care and protection & crime matters at the Children’s Court and family law matters at the Federal Circuit Court/Family Court.
As a Mediator, I am a capable well-trained problem solver and can assist individuals stuck in commercial or civil disputes. I have the ability to encourage my clients to negotiate their differences in a positive and mutually beneficial manner.
As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), I am authorised to issue Section 601 Certificates.
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (the Act), s 10F defines the term ‘Family Dispute Resolution’ as a process (other than a judicial process) in which a FDRP helps people affected, or likely to be affected, by separation or divorce to resolve some or all of their disputes with each other and in which the practitioner is independent of all the parties involved in the process.
The overriding legal obligation of FDRP is to ensure that during the discussions and when considering parenting arrangements, the best interests of the children is considered and promoted. The process must always be child focused.
What is regarded as in the “best interest of a child” is contained in the provisions of Part VII of the Act.
I have in depth knowledge of the Act and I can ensure all parties understand their obligations under the Act throughout the mediation process.
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Contact and Location
Windsor, New South Wales
Service Delivery Areas:
Windsor, Richmond, Penrith, Blacktown, Blue Mountains and surrounding suburbs.
Face to Face, online and over the phone service available.
I can be contacted outside the standard business hours including weekends.
Languages other than English:
Hindi and Punjabi
- Master’s in Applied Law, majoring in Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution from the College of Law
- Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and NMAS Accredited Mediator
- Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University
- I hold a current NSW Practicing Certificate and am eligible to practice as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia
- Diploma in Business Administration
- Justice of Peace
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Mediation Institute are a state finalist in the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards in the Accelerating Women Category.