Margaret is a barrister and mediator in Australia, where she has been a legal practitioner for 30 years and a mediator for 25 years. She has mediated in excess of 1,000 disputes since 1990. She specialises in Family Law, Mediation and Dispute Management in a wide area of disputes.
Margaret is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She is a member of the National board of AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators) and is a member of several Mediation panels, including the Advanced Panel of LEADR Mediators, the Office of the Mediation Adviser, the Law Society and Supreme Court of South Australia Panels, Flinders University and the Catholic and Anglican Churches and the Australian Defence Force.
She has conducted dispute resolution and mediation courses for several Universities and has co-designed and facilitated dispute resolution courses for government and non-government organisations in Australia. Margaret has presented at a number of conferences in relation to mediation and the law, and has published several papers on this area.
Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment Rooney, G and Ross M 2012 Published in SSRN http://ssrn.com/abstract=2140220
Mediating Between Victims of Sexual Abuse and Religious Institutions Rooney, G. Ross, M. 2007 Australian Dispute Resolution Journal, Volume 18 Number 1