Victoria Legal Aid

Welcoming new Family Dispute Resolution Service Chairperson and Child Consultant Panel members

Tuesday 26 July 2022 12:05am

After an extensive expression of interest process, we are pleased to announce the appointment of the following new members to our Family Dispute Resolution ServiceExternal Link (FDRS) panels.

Chairperson panel

  • Natasha Belmont
  • Carmel Cumberbatch
  • Jodie Grant
  • Mary Louise Hatch

Child Consultant panel

  • Natasha Belmont
  • Ashlea Cole
  • Kathryn Gilligan
  • Charlotte Harvey

The new members are in the process of being inducted and will be delivering services soon.

We are pleased to deliver client-focused and safe mediation services that prioritise the experience of children through these multidisciplinary panels of experienced practitioners, who each bring a range of skills.

It is important to us that our panels are sustainable into the future and continue to be able to respond to the needs of our FDRS clients, many of whom (children included) have experienced family violence and have other complex needs.

Find out more about our FDRS Chairperson panelExternal Link and our Kids Talk programExternal Link .

Reviewed 27 July 2022