Janelle Payne – Barrister & Mediator

Janelle Payne is a Sunshine Coast-based barrister and nationally accredited mediator, proud to be doing what she loves: helping people resolve disputes, particularly out of Court.

Janelle is available to assist parties in resolving their disputes through mediation or arbitration. Janelle conducts mediations in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast (Noosa, Maroochydore, Caloundra, Landsborough, Nambour, Burnside and Maleny). She offers an all inclusive fixed fee, including reading time – to give certainty and avoid surprises.

COMMERCIAL LAW: Banking, Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Competition and Consumer Law/Trade Practices, Contract, Corporations Law, Debt Recovery, Franchising, Partnerships and Joint Ventures

PROPERTY: Building & Construction, Intellectual Property, Mortgages and Securities, Retirement Villages, Retail and Commercial Leases, Statutory Trustees

EQUITY & TRUSTS: Superannuation, Trusts, Managed Investment Schemes, Succession

FERTILITY LAW: Assisted-reproductive technology, surrogacy law, egg and sperm donation law Read more about her PRACTICE AREAS.

Janelle’s experience includes 13 years as a commercial barrister in Brisbane with proficiency in all stages of litigation, from advising on prospects, drafting or settling pleadings, settling expert reports, preparing a case for hearing and cross-examining witnesses. She is known for her persuasive written submissions and sound legal argument. This, as well as her experience as a Senior Associate at a top tier firm, with Crown Law and with the Magistrates Court Service brings well-rounded perspective, balanced insight and strategic solutions.

She has appeared in all State and Commonwealth Courts and Tribunals such as Supreme Court of Queensland, District Court of Queensland, Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Queensland Industrial Relations Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court and the High Court and is adept at tackling the most challenging commercial, multi-party and emotionally charged disputes.

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Mediate Australia is a clerking service that provides a single point of contact to identify the right mediator based on experience, expertise and cost.  The nationally accredited mediators on Mediate Australia’s List of Mediators are sole practitioners and do not receive a referral fee.  Janelle can be contacted directly or via Mediate Australia’s clerk, as preferred.