Mary Louise Hatch
Name: Mary Louise Hatch
Qualifications: BA LLB LLM
Nationally Accredited Mediator
Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
Organisation: Spectrum Law and Mediations
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation
About Mary Louise
I am a Principal at Spectrum Law and Mediations. I work with families, going through separation and divorce, to help them make parenting and financial decisions, without going to court.
I am a Collaborative Family Lawyer, Nationally Accredited Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Parenting Coordinator.
I have been admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner since 1991 and have worked almost exclusively in Family Law. In 2008, I became a Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and in 2019, I became one of Australia’s first Parenting Coordinators.
I also provide Mediation and Dispute Resolution training and coaching for Relationships Australia, College of Law and RMIT’s Juris Doctor Program. I also lecture in Professional Legal Training with the College of Law and Family Law in the Juris Doctor Program at RMIT where I have PhD equivalence in Law.
Areas of Expertise
High conflict parties, family violence
Law Institute of Victoria
Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Victorian Association of Collaborative Professionals - elected committee member
Immediation Areas of Expertise
- Parenting and custody
- Family violence
Immediation is a platform built for legal practice, hearings and dispute resolution, with best practice video conferencing fully integrated. It can be used as a stand alone app, or with mediators, arbitrators and legally trained clerks to help matters run smoothly.