Kerrie Harms

Dispute Resolution     Mediation     

About Kerrie Harms

Kerrie Harms has been practicing as a mediator for approximately two decades and is a well-reputed mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Kerrie Harms has completed over 8000 hours of mediation giving her extensive experience in the field. She offers professional, impartial and convenient mediation and Family Dispute Resolution services to assist you to resolve your family dispute with as much ease as possible.


Kerrie Harms is a registered with the Attorney General’s Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist.


Kerrie Harms holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (1988) and Bachelor of Laws (1989) from the University of Western Australia.


Experience:

  • Chairperson at the Alternate Dispute Resolution Unit of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia since 1996 (conducting mediation)
  • Practicing as a self-employed mediator since 1996
  • Completed over 8000 hours of mediation as a mediator
  • Qualified Barrister and Solicitor since 1989
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist since 1997
  • Coach of mediators through The Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR - Association of Dispute Resolution) since 2008
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator since 2008
  • Convenor of the Children’s Court of Western Australia Signs of Safety Conferences since 2010
  • Convenor of the Family Law Mediation Style Conferences since 2012

Accreditation and Appointments:


ADR/FDR:

  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Accredited and Registered Provider of Family Dispute Resolution Services
  • Member of the Supervision Panel of the ADR Unit for Legal Aid WA
  • Accredited Mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)
  • Advanced Accredited Mediator with the Resolution Institute
  • Fellow of the Resolution Institute

Legal:

  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 2 March 1990
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia on 13 February 1991
  • Accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Society of Western Australia in November 1997

Court-related:

  • Appointed as a Convenor of the Children’s Court of Western Australia in 2006

Memberships:

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • The Resolution Institute
  • Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators