Name: Ghania Dib
Qualifications: Bachelor of Law (Hons)
Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting and Human Resource Management)
Masters of Applied Law (Family Law and Family Dispute Resolution)
Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
AIFLAM accredited Arbitrator (Family Law)
Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Advanced Collaborative Law Professional
Meeting with Children Training
Commercial Mediation Training (Trillium)
Youth Mental Health First Aid
PeaceWise Everyday Peacemaking, Heart of Peacemaking and Everyday Conflict Coaching
Human Behaviour and Life/Performance Coach
Title: Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator
Organisation: GDA Lawyers Pty Ltd
Immediation Practice Area Mediation, Arbitration
I am an NMAS accredited Mediator, a Family Law Arbitrator (AIFLAM), an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with specialised training in “meeting with children” and a Collaborative Family Law professional. I am an experienced lawyer with extensive experience in legal costing and litigation with a background in Commercial and Civil litigation, contested Estates and Family Law.
I regularly mediate family law disputes (parenting and/or property). I also completed the Trillium Commercial Mediation training many years ago and bring a commercial approach to the mediation of property matters. Having experienced the family law courts system myself, I understand the very deep and personal journey of separation and divorce as well as the emotional rollercoaster that accompanies family law proceedings. I also have a personal insight into the impact of Family law proceedings on children and am passionate about providing separating parties with the option of a child inclusive model of mediation.
I have undertaken further studies in religious models of mediation, including the PeaceWise training and am undertaking a Masters in Islamic Studies with a focus on family law and mediation. I am regularly invited to speak on the role of culture and religion in family law and understand the impact such issues may have on the resolution of family law matters.
I have extensive non-legal training in the human behaviour sphere and am a certified Life and Performance Coach and NLP Practitioner, an accredited consultant and trainer of Extend DISC, human behaviour specialist and accredited Emotion Code practitioner. I have been engaged by local schools, Life Matters Academy and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA) to present on human behaviour, relationships and well-being.
In 2020, I was listed as a finalist of the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards “Regional Suburban Lawyer of the Year” and of the Western Sydney Woman in Small Business Growth Award
Areas of Expertise
Family Law (Parenting, Property)
Wills and Estates, including Probate, Family Provisions and Guardianship
Litigation (Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Contractual Disputes, Debt Recovery, Tenancy Disputes)
Legal Costing (particularly Notices of Objection and Submissions in Response)
Law Society of NSW
Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc.
Southern Sydney Collaborative Professionals Inc.
Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Family Law Pathways Network
Women Lawyers Association NSW
Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
Secretary of the Southern Sydney Collaborative Practice Group
Chair of the Biyani Revesby Women’s Shelter
Legal Aid NSW Dispute Resolution Panel
Law Society NSW Mediation Panel
Law Society NSW Family Law Settlement Service Panel
Immediation Areas of Expertise
Family Law Parenting
Family Law Property
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