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Principal: Jerome Matthews 

Jerome was called to The Bar at Lincoln’s Inn, London in 1980 followed by The Bar of The Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1983 and The Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 1986.


In 1992 he successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution The course encompassed international trade negotiations, International Mediations as well as International Commercial Arbitration.


As well as practicing in many areas of law Jerome has also practised as an Arbitrator and Mediator particularly in SE Asia.  He became an Accredited Mediator in Australia in 2021.


Jerome has been appointed as Arbitrator and Mediator in a number of international jurisdictions and has arbitrated and mediated in commercial, financial and other business related matters.


He has also been a guest lecturer in mediation coaching and arbitration classes on arbitration and the conflict of laws.


He is now based in Queensland, Australia.


Jerome does not work in the areas of matrimonial or other family related disputes.

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AMAAS Way of Mediation

(Our Method)

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   Step 1   

Initial Discussion

To resolve your dispute by mediation, please contact AMAAS and we will revert to you within 24 hours.


A mediation body may advise you on approaching a particular mediator or you may approach one yourself.

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   Step 2   

Mediation Begins

After an initial discussion, AMAAS will  ask you to approach the other party or parties to discuss the prospects of mediation.


If parties agree to mediate then mediation will be arranged either through a face to face meeting or by an electronic platform such as Zoom.

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   Step 3   

Drafting of Agreement

If you reach a resolution to your dispute, the Mediator may assist the parties in drafting the Terms of Agreement or alternatively the parties may request their legal advisers to draft the agreement.