John Hall

ADMITTED  1981    BAR  1982

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 6404
MOBILE  0429 313 211

John Hall, BCom LLB


  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Arbitrators
  • Building and Construction
  • Family Law
  • Mediators (Accredited)
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Property Law




  • Family Law Mediation
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Building and Construction Mediation
  • Part IV and Estate Litigation Mediation
  • Property Partition Mediation
  • Family Succession Mediation

John Hall mediates in the following areas:

  • Family Law matters (property and combined property and children)
  • Estate matters (Part IV - TFM, contested wills etc)
  • Building and Construction matters (All aspects – Builder/client; Developer/Builder; Builder/sub-contractor (and any other possible combinations)

As having had experience in Construction (Project Management 2010 – 2012 for 5 Story - 35 Units and 3 shops in South Melbourne, and 3 storey - 5 shops 16 Units in South Caulfield) and having owned and run a Commercial and Residential building company in Gippsland (1986- 1993) constructing over 20 houses, and completing commercial projects for the RAAF, and privately, John has practical “hands on” experience, and understands the building/developing process and many of the challenges that are thrown up - apart from the building litigation matters and Mediations he has completed in the area from 2014 – present, both as a party’s representative and as Mediator.

  • First accredited as an ADR Specialist – Mediation in 1996 (LIV)
  • Re-accredited 2013 – Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)
  • 2013 Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) (current)
  • 2013 Specialist Accreditation - Family Law (LIV) (current)
  • 2016 became listed Arbitrator (Family Law) following AIFLAM qualification (current)
  • Victorian Bar ADR Committee from 2017 to present – currently chair Family Law sub-committee
  • Coach and Examiner for the Lawyer’s Mediation Certificate - Victorian Bar 2018 – to present
  • Currently member of Panel of Mediators – VCAT Property List 2020 – present
  • 2010 - Cert IV OH&S (Building and Construction Master Builders)
  • 40 years practise experience in Family Law, Building and Construction and Estate Litigation as solicitor in Victoria and NSW, and as a Barrister at the Victorian and Queensland Bars.

John will go anywhere in Victoria/NSW being familiar with Gippsland (having established the Victorian Bar down there 1983 - 1989), Albury-Wodonga region, Wagga Wagga, and Wangaratta (having worked there as a Solicitor for a National firm managing their Estate Litigation and Family Law 2012-2014), and having appeared on circuit in Albury, Bendigo and Ballarat.

John says:

"I believe that there is a solution to every issue and that Mediation can not only save both parties’ costs, but also achieve a resolution that will not be available at the end of a long, costly and often bitter court dispute."