Grahame Berecry

Date of Admission as a Barrister: 4 July 2005

Admitted as Solicitor: 1981

Grahame James Berecry was admitted as a solicitor in 1981. He acted as a master
of the Supreme Court for 6 years and was a registrar for approximately 20 years. He undertook ACDC’s alternate dispute resolution course in 1991 and the advanced mediator’s course two years later. In 1994 he conducted an ADR pilot program in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Subsequently, he was instrumental in developing mediation as a process in the Equity Division.
Since 1995 he:

  • Has conducted over 3000 successful mediations
  • Is an experienced mediator of disputes relating to applications under the Family Provision Application, Property (Relationships) Act, trusts (including cy pres schemes), partnership, specific performance, land nuisance, trespass to land and damages, banking and building disputes
  • Largest number of participants attending a mediation was 22
  • Largest mediated claim was approximately $42m
  • Has conducted common law and appellate mediations
  • Is a former member of the ADR Steering Committee of the Supreme Court
  • Is a former member of the Law Society’s ADR committee
  • Has been involved in presentation of mediation seminars with ADRA, ACDC, Law Society and LEADR
  • Is a member of the NSW Bar Association
  • Is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia