Brydget Barker-Hudson

Location of service: 
Nationally via digital, NT, QLD
Services offered via digital means: 
Yes, teleconference and videoconference
IP Right: 
Plant breeder's rights
Organisation: 
Medius Creating Resolution
Contact: 

Mobile: 0421 908 948
Phone: 07 4773 5565

Pricing: 
$375/hr (inc. GST), $3,300/day (inc. GST). Negotiable reduced rates for extended periods and/or Small to Medium Enterprises.
Proficient languages: 
PNG Pidgin

Mediation experience

Since qualification in 1993, I have conducted over 2,000 mediations in commercial, agricultural (aquaculture, forestry), mining workplace, family business and family law disputes. 

I am an accredited arbitrator and managed over 600 med-arb processes including mining exploration disputes. I am also a registered adjudicator for construction disputes.

In 2010, I was appointed International Expert in Mediation by International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group to the Supreme and National Courts of Papua New Guinea to develop their Meditation Service which is now a functioning Unit of the Court’s processes.

Mediation qualifications

LLB – Unit of degree.

ACDC, LEADR, IAMA – mediation qualifications.

Relationships Australia – Family Mediation requalification.

Bond University – Family arbitration.

University South Australia – attended Advance Mediation Course as part GCLP.

Family Pathways – offered courses.

Chartered Institute/ Uni NSW – Diploma International Commercial Arbitration.

Specialist experience and qualifications

As government lawyer (Dept. Agriculture and Fisheries NT) managed process of registering mango for Plant Breeder’s Rights.

Also investigated agricultural systems and aquaculture processes for rights accreditation.

Having been a member of many Tribunals, Commissions and Panels I have experience facilitating professionally, ethnically and culturally diverse people to settlement. 

Additional Information

As a Mediator across diversity professional subjects, including Industry Codes of Horticulture and Franchising, I have an extremely high settlement rate and adherence to agreements made (92% settlement in series of 600 med-arb processes). In a recent overseas mediation, the parties, as result of negotiations entered a joint venture from which they could both benefit and which subsumed the original dispute.

Although face-to-face dialogue is the ‘gold standard’ (DART processes) this is not always possible and much of my work has been undertaken through tele- and video conferencing. Intake processes through teleconferencing were a part of the NSW WCC process. I have conducted teleconferences for Tribunals such as Mental Health Review and Civil and Administrative. Qld Legal Aid does not offer service-to-face services west of dividing range, therefore all rural and interstate mediation was conducted by telephone.

In teleconference it is paramount that parties hear and understand input from each other and allow other parties to speak so as to promote understanding of issues. Where necessary providing visual information and data through email or other means is needed to provide precise information required for parties to come to understanding.