The Founder.

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)

Laura keily

Entrepreneur  |  Barrister  |  Founder

AT the helm

Executive Team.

The Immediation team employs dozens of technical and administrative support specialists all of whom have legal backgrounds, whereas the wider team includes Google engineering alumni, senior software developers based in silicon valley, digital analysts and user experience professionals in Australia and all over the world. Oh, and did we mention that there are 90 world-class dispute resolution experts on the Immediation Panel?

Laura Keily  |  Founder
and Managing Director

Laura is an 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’s technical expertise is recognised in her appointment to the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations and Competition and Consumer Law Committees. Laura was a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards and the Women in Law Awards.

Nick Northcott  |  Executive Director, Commercial

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 Director and investor in a number of high growth early stage ventures and a trained mediator.

Mike Schuman |  CHIEF 

Mike's experience includes Chief Information Officer of WA Police. His breadth of knowledge covers Strategy, Policy, Risk, Project/Program Delivery and IT/Security Operations. 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.

Redefining access to justice.