About

Emily is passionate about the work that she does and it shines through in her tireless and compassionate engagement with parties throughout the mediation process.

Emily is known for her fearless approach to conflict and clear communication skills when unpacking complex problems so that parties may remain calm and focused on their path out of conflict. 

Emily is known for her
fearless approach to
conflict and clear
communication skills

Conflict is an integral part of the process of learning what is important to “other” – which in turn, allows us to understand what we need to do to get what we want. Conflict is not something that we can avoid, which means that collectively, we need to get better at navigating the path through. Intrinsic to this process is choosing a mediator that can guide the way.

Awards

Australian Mediator
of the Year Finalist

2019

Women In Insurance (Vic)
Leadership Award

2014

University Medal,
Griffith University

2006

Awards

Australian Mediator
of the Year Finalist
2019
Women In Insurance (Vic)
Leadership Award
2014
University Medal,
Griffith University
2006

Qualifications

2017

Harvard University, Program on Negotiation,
Executive Education, Advanced Mediation
Course

since 2017

International Mediation Institute,
Certified Mediator

since 2017

Advanced Mediator, Resolution Institute

2016

Accredited Specialist in Mediation,
Law Institute of Victoria

2016

Certificate in Neuroawareness,
Resolution Institute

2014

CINERGY Conflict Coaching,
Resolution Institute

2013

Bond University, Mediation Course

2006

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (first class honours),
Griffith University

Testimonials

“Emily has mediated many of our firm’s claims – she brings expertise, impartiality and a never-give-up attitude to the table in each and every case. Our claims involve personal injury, often catastrophic. Feelings can run high, and sometimes relationships are frayed. There’s a lot at stake. Which is why we so often engage Emily – in doing so we get an expert umpire who understands both sides of the legal arguments, lowers the temperature and works to bridge the gap. We couldn’t recommend her more strongly.”

– Partner, Plaintiff Firm (2021)

“It is always a pleasure to work with Emily. She brings a fresh and dynamic approach to mediations. She is always prepared and thorough no matter what the subject matter (or the personalities involved!) and works tirelessly to broker a resolution between the parties. I would recommend Emily as mediator in all manner of insurance related matters.”

– Partner, Defendant Firm (2021)

“Emily has a relaxed and professional style. She brings a genuine desire for dispute resolution with a sense of balance and humour.”

– Plaintiff Counsel, Victorian Bar (2021)

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Partnerships

Dewberry is a founding member
of the KATO Collective.

Dewberry is committed to giving back to the broader community, donating a minimum of 2% of all profits to charity each year.

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