Ghania Dib

Profile

Name: Ghania Dib

Title: Mrs

State: New South Wales

Country: Australia

Postnominals: BCom LLB (Hons) LLM (Applied Law)

Practice areas: Debt collection, Family Law

Other practice areas: Wills & Estates, Tenancy disputes, General Litigation, Legal Costing, Insurance disputes

Indicative daily rate (excl GST): $3000 - $3500

Languages spoken: English, Arabic

Biography

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GDA Lawyers April 2018 - Present
Principal

  • First point of contact for new clients, undertaking conflict reviews and managing general risk.
  • Case management and client management including daily conduct of litigious proceedings in various areas of practice including Family Law, Commercial matters, Common Law, Debt Recovery, Equity, Appeals and home-owner claims in the CTTT, including appearances at various Courts and Tribunals.
  • Chair Family law mediations including Family Dispute Resolution mediations.
  • Responsible for all internal costing matters, including preparation of matters for costs assessment and taxation and preparation of submissions (Notices of Objections and Responses) having regard to the provisions of the Legal Profession Act 2004, the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 and other applicable legislation and appearances at Federal Court taxations.
  • Preparation of expert reports for other law firms in relation to legal costs and appearing in court as an expert witness if required.
  • Presentation of CLEs on Legal Costing.
  • Day to day management of junior solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff.
  • Billing of clients and oversee debt collection process, including development of precedents for the debt collection process.

Legal Aid NSW
Dispute Resolution Panel (Early Intervention) 4 December 2019 – Present

Mediator/Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

  • Chair property and parenting mediations
  • Complete Legal Aid NSW reports and recommendation as to funding of further grants to the parties
  • Issue section 60i Certificates

Institute of Specialist Dispute Resolution December 2018 - Present
Associate Mediator

  • Case management and client management including attend to intake interviews and liaising with clients.
  • Chair mediations including Family Dispute Resolution mediations.
  • Issue section 60i Certificates · Draft Parenting Agreement
  • Draft Consent Orders (property and/or parenting)
  • Draft mediation agreements (property and/or parenting)

Gramelis Attorneys March 2017 – October 2019
Senior Solicitor (contract basis)

  • Assist with conduct of various client matters, on a as required basis, including but not limited to Family Law, Commercial matters, Common Law, Debt Recovery, Employment law, Litigation and Costs Assessment.
  • Confer with clients and attend to preparation of affidavit evidence.
  • Appear in Court, on a as required basis.
  • Supervise junior lawyers, on a as required basis.

Dib Lawyers Sept 2006 – April 2018
Senior Solicitor

  • First point of contact for new clients especially family law and litigation clients, undertaking conflict reviews and managing general risk.
  • Case management and client management including daily conduct of litigious proceedings in various areas of practice, including Family Law, Commercial matters, Common Law, Debt Recovery, Equity, Appeals and home-owner claims in the CTTT, including appearances at various Courts and Tribunals.
  • Responsible for all internal costing matters, including preparation of matters for costs assessment and taxation and preparation of submissions (Notices of Objections and Responses) having regard to the provisions of the Legal Profession Act 2004, the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 and other applicable legislation and appearances at Federal Court taxations.
  • Preparation of expert reports for other law firms in relation to legal costs and appearing in court as an expert witness if required. · Presentation of CLEs on Legal Costing.
  • Day to day management of junior solicitors, paralegals and administrative staff.
  • Billing of clients and oversee debt collection process, including development of precedents for the debt collection process.

DGT Costs Lawyers September 2001 – present
Senior Costs Consultant (NSW)

  • Drafting advices, bills of costs, notice of objections and submissions in response in relation to party/party and solicitor/client costs issues across various jurisdictions including the Federal Court, Supreme, District and Local Courts and covering a wide range of areas including commercial litigation, defamation and media law, constitutional law, family law, negligence, workers compensation and public liability.
  • Provide advice to client on costs disclosures and fee agreements, fee structures and applicable legislation including Legal Profession Act 2004 and the Legal Profession Regulation 2005
  • Providing expert opinion and negotiating and resolving disputes on behalf of corporate and private clients and to resolve both large and small disputes.

Parenting Australia July 2009 – Dec 2010
Blogger/Freelance Journalist

  • Preparation of a weekly blog
  • Review and respond to reader comments/moderate related discussion forum

Sydney Morning Herald & The Age Feb 2007 – August 2009
(Fairfax Digital)
Blogger/Freelance Journalist

  • Preparation of a Blog every three weeks for the ‘Essential Baby’ page of the SMH/The Age.
  • Review and respond to reader comments/moderate related discussion forum

Michell Sillar Lawyers August 2000 – May 2002
Solicitor, Commercial Litigation Department

  • Daily conduct of litigious proceedings in various areas of practice, including Commercial matters, Corporations’ Law, Industrial Relations Commission and Appeal.
  • Direct and delegate to paralegal.
  • Report to Managing Partner

Australian Olympic Committee September - October 2000
Volunteer Member of the Intellectual Property Team

  • Liaise with the Australian Olympics Committee
  • Monitor various Olympic events for breach of intellectual property standards, document and report breaches

Commonwealth Ombudsman July 1999 – July 2000
Investigation Officer, Taxation Law Department

  • Liaise with the Australian Taxation Office into the investigation of tax evasion schemes
  • Prepare written reports to the Commonwealth Ombudsman detailing findings of investigations
  • Prepare and conduct presentations to fellow team members based on outcome of investigations

 

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