Carolyn Hanes is an experienced family lawyer and collaborative practitioner, practising in family law since 1999. Carolyn is a member of Resolution and is a Resolution accredited specialist in children issues and finances.
Carolyn’s extensive training and practice as a mediator has led to full accreditation with the Law Society as well as accreditation for civil and commercial mediation with ADRg.
Ever mindful that the justice system is not ‘one size fits all’, Carolyn uses her extensive professional and life experience to identify the specific drivers of each individual dispute – and then works always to translate that conflict into opportunity. Carolyn recognises that the appropriate settlement to a financial or parenting conflict cannot always captured in legal framing and never loses sight of the families behind the dispute.
She is able to create the ‘clearing in the forest’ needed to reach durable and satisfactory outcomes, humanely and with precision.
Carolyn Hanes is recognised by the following bodies as accredited and fully insured mediators: