AT the helm
Founder & Managing Director
Laura is a barrister and entrepreneur with a blue chip legal and business background as a top-tier corporate lawyer, company director, business adviser and in-house counsel for listed corporates. A qualified arbitrator, specialist in corporations law and complex commercial litigation, Laura was awarded Innovator of the Year by the Womens' Barristers Association in 2020 for her work in pioneering online mediation.
Chief Strategy Officer
Nick Northcott is former KPMG, the Founder of Chrysalis Advisory, has experience as an MBA Lecturer, a Partner at multiple firms and shares more than 20 years of successful strategy & execution, innovation & commercialisation with the Immediation team. With diverse global experience, Nick has held roles in professional services, consulting, not for profit, government and research and innovation. Nick is also a trained mediator.
Michael Heron QC
Chairman, Immediation NZ
Michael Heron QC is a leading QC in commercial and regulatory litigation and arbitrations. Michael is a trusted legal advisor to New Zealand businesses, government entities, and public
bodies. Michael was formerly New Zealand’s Solicitor General, meaning that he ran and oversaw the Crown Law Office and played a key constitutional role in protecting New Zealand’s legal system.
CISO & Acting CTO
Mike was the Chief Information Officer of WA Police. With experience in Government and Law Enforcement, he is intimately familiar with the requirements of the cross-justice demand chain. His experience and passion for cybersecurity, privacy and risk, also ensures exceptional focus in these areas. Mike is a TOGAF 9 Certified Enterprise Architect, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Prince 2 Practitioner.
National Sales Manager
Sarah is a client-centric sales leader with over 13 years experience delivering exceptional customer outcomes in legal-tech industries. Prior to Immediation Sarah held key client-facing roles for legal organisations in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong, regularly meeting with lawyers, arbitrators, CIO's and Legal Counsel to provide innovative solutions and workflows to their eDiscovery and dispute resolution requirements.
Head of Legal Innovation
Kelly is a specialist in commercial litigation and disputes resolution with over 15 years of legal experience. She has conducted numerous proceedings on behalf of Government as well as corporate clients during her career, as a Professional Standards Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Melbourne, as Senior Associate, Professional and Financial Disputes for Clyde & CoLLP in London, and as Solicitor, Dispute Resolution Group for Mallesons Stephen Jaques.
Justice PARTNERSHIPS LEAD
Rebecca brings with her a wealth of experience in particular from the courts and justice system, in particular as Acting Executive Director, Courts and Tribunals, Department of Attorney General and Justice, Northern Territory Government and Director and Principal Registrar - Northern Territory Local Courts. Rebecca was appointed as a Judicial Registrar of the Northern Territory Local Courts in February 2019. Rebecca was responsible for the response to COVID-19 at the Northern Territory Courts including the implementation of digital courts.
Head of MARKETING
Dion brings more than 20 years of digital marketing experience to the Immediation executive team. Coined an alchemist during his time at Digital360, consistently building successful data-driven marketing strategies. Dion was pivotal in Digital360's award as one of Australia's fastest growing digital agencies. Dion's experience covers both network and agency sides along with SME direct. Dion was responsible for the international expansion of Val Morgan Outdoor (foregoing PumpTV) from Melbourne to Tianjin, China.
Head of Product Quality
Chris is a Top 25 technology innovator (voted by CIO magazine), able to blend technical experience with an ability to build a positive and engaging culture, that focuses on delivering high-quality technology solutions. As the leader of the Immediation Technology Internship Program, by the end of 2021, Chris will have created opportunities for over a 100 highly-diverse young people to work in legal innovation, and to contribute to society whilst they build their careers in IT.
Head of Engineering
Sean is an engineer with more than 16 years experience developing award winning products, including: GoToMyPC, Picasa, and Google Photos. Sean co-founded Metrix Systems, a full service web development agency for startups. Sean created "Xano" - a patent pending web development platform that specialises in simple yet flexible system architecture. Sean was the lead engineer of the original Immediation platform.
Manager, Legal Innovation NZ
Henry is a qualified lawyer with a specialist skill set in sports dispute management. With over ten years of legal experience in New Zealand, the majority of that period spent operating in professional sport, Henry has been responsible for fronting highly sensitive athlete disputes, negotiating collective agreements, resolving integrity related matters, launching integrity specific education, and implementing crisis management plans. As Immediation, Henry will assist with the delivery of our New Zealand based services.
Legal Innovation Executive
Zehava is a newly admitted lawyer with a passion for disruptive innovation and a specialisation in legal technology. As a key member of the Immediation legal innovation and justice team, Zehava assists with bringing legal solutions to life in our technology products.
Immediation was conceived and designed by Melbourne barrister Laura Keily in response to the problems she encountered with ordinary businesses and individuals gaining access to justice at a reasonable price. Immediation has been brought to fruition by a team of leading Australian barristers, solicitors and in-house legal counsel who share a deep respect for the rule of law, and an unrivalled understanding of the practices and processes of dispute resolution and legal technology. (Photography credit: Justin Ridler)
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Immediation utilises the depth of expertise within the Australian legal profession to assist in the resolution of appropriate disputes. Our experts include former senior judges; among them are the former Chief Justices of Victoria and Western Australia.