Name: Freda Wigan
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BCom, Accredited Specialist (Family Law), Nationally Accredited Mediator, Accredited Family Dispute ResolutionPractitioner, Collaboratively trained professional
Organisation: HopgoodGanim Lawyers
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation
I am a Partner at HopgoodGanim Lawyers where I co-head the family law practice and the HG Private Resolution Centre. I am an Accredited Specialist (Family Law), a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
As the former President of Queensland Collaborative Law - the peak body for collaborative law in Queensland - I am proud of the contribution I have made to the development of collaborative practice in Australia. I continue to represent the organisation as a committee member and I am also a board member of the national peak collaborative body, Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals.
I am a compassionate and thorough adviser and dispute-resolver and aim to deliver exceptional outcomes for my clients. I have been recognised as a Leading Australian Family and Divorce Lawyer and Leading Family Lawyer (High Value and Complex Property Matters) by Doyle’s Guide, 2018 (Queensland) and 2019 (Brisbane).
I have joined Immediation’s Panel because I am an advocate of the alternative dispute resolution process - assisting parties in playing an integral role in the negotiations and decisions arrived at to resolve legal disputes.
Corporate and commercial (ACCC, Advertising, Agency, Agribusiness, ASIC, Automotive, Competition law, Consumer credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Energy resources mining, Equipment finance, Foreign Investment Review Board, Franchising, Health, International law, Joint Ventures, Liquor licensing, Listing rules, Mergers and acquisitions, Misleading advertising, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership, Private equity, Product liability, Securities regulation, Shareholder remedies, Sport, Takeovers, Unconscionable conduct)
Wills, estates and charities (Family provisions)