The Honourable Justice Sifris, Supreme Court of Victoria
The Honourable Justice Croft, Supreme Court of Victoria
The Honourable Justice Cameron, Supreme Court of Victoria
Professor Tania Sourdin, Dean and Head of School, Newcastle Law School, The University of Newcastle
Tim McFarlane, LIV Accredited Specialist in Mediation, McFarlane Legal
Tim became an accredited specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution (now Mediation) in 1993. His expertise has been developed over 30 years while working in a number of law firms and with the Professional Standards Department of the LIV. Tim is a member of the ADR Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a director for the national Mediator Standards Board. He is part of several mediation committees and panels in Australia and Hong Kong and is on the list of Mediators for World Intellectual Property Organisation.
Professor John Sharkey AM, Sharkey Consulting
Dr Rebecca French, French DR Mediation Services, NMAS Accredited Mediator and Coach, LIV Accredited Mediator
Dr French is a sessional member of VCAT sitting across various lists, where she conducts compulsory conferences and mediations regularly. She is an accredited coach for the NMAS course, involved in delivering that course to VCAT members, and coaching for both the Resolution Institute and the Australian Disputes Centre. Rebecca also has a strong legal background, having practised in a range of areas for many years. She holds a PhD in constitutional law from the University of Melbourne, and has combined her legal and mediation experience in successfully resolving a broad range of disputes in many areas.
Michael Dolan, Senior Ethics Solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria
Michael has gained extensive experience as a country and city solicitor, as well as in-house counsel for both a major statutory corporation in Victoria and an Australian electricity supply industry association. Michael provides advice to solicitors on ethics issues and supports the work of the LIV Ethics Committee.
Robert Hay QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Robert practises mainly in property law, including sale of land, owners corporation, mortgages and leasing. He also acts as a mediator in property law disputes and provides advice to government bodies about legislation and property law issues. Robert is a member of the LIV Leases Committee and Property Law Committee.
Nussen Ainsworth, Lecturer, College of Law & Justice
Nussen is a legal academic and mediator. He is an LIV accredited specialist in mediation, NMAS accredited mediator and a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. He is a lecturer and is the coordinator of the ADR unit at the College of Law and Justice, Victoria University. Prior to becoming an academic, Nussen practised as a solicitor at a commercial law firm in Melbourne. He is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria's ADR, Resolution Institute Mediation and the Magistrates’ Court Dispute Resolution Committees. He is currently completing his PhD on court-connected mediation at Monash University.
Emily Dewberry, LIV Accredited Specialist in Mediation, Principal, Dewberry Mediations
Emily is a nationally recognised Advanced Mediator and LIV accredited specialist in mediation and has been the principal of Dewberry Mediations since 2014. She mediates a large variety of commercial litigation cases in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria, NSW and Queensland including in the areas of medical malpractice, professional negligence, TPD claims, financial lines, defamation, public liability, workers compensation recovery actions and contractual disputes. Before becoming a mediator, Emily was a national claims manager for a London-based casualty insurer and prior to that was in private practice at Allens Arthur Robinson in commercial litigation.