Chapter 3: About the author

Dr Maree Livermore is a family lawyer, policy consultant, writer and researcher with a background of involvement in the mental health sector, in community sector development, collaborative practice and client-centred care.

Maree has written and spoken on contemporary developments in family law reform. She is interested, also, in new models of community legal service provision, in collaborative cross-sectoral practice, in digital approaches to alternative dispute resolution, in measurably improving access to justice, and in policy changes in social sector provisioning. Her PhD addressed the effect of mental health law on access to mental health service.

Maree is principal consultant at AEQUITAS collaborative. Her professional associations include the Marrickville Legal Centre, ACT Legal Aid, HREOC, Blake Dawson Waldron, R L Whyburn & Associates, Dwyer Durack, Relationships Australia, and the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW. She has written regularly for the State Library of NSW and the Law Society of NSW.