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Tim Connard

QUALIFICATIONS  BSc, LLB
ADMITTED  1990    BAR  1995 (2007)

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0402 359 360
EMAIL  tim.connard@vicbar.com.au

Tim Connard, BSc, LLB

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations
  • Insurance
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Mediators (Accredited)
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trade Practices

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Experience

I have been a commercial litigation lawyer for 30 years and a mediator for 20 years. I currently practice at the Victorian Bar exclusively as a mediator.

I have been named as a leading mediator in Victoria in Doyle's Guide each year the list has been published and am accredited by the Victorian Bar as an advanced mediator. I have undertaken advanced mediation training with Harvard Negotiation Institute's Program on Negotiation and also with Bond University's Dispute Resolution Centre.


My professional experience includes earlier roles as:

  • a sessional member of VCAT (2016-2020)
  • a Federal Court registrar (2001-2007)
  • an in-house lawyer with ANZ Banking Group Limited (1998-2001)
  • a barrister (1994-1998 and 2007-present)
  • a solicitor in private practice (1990-1994).

In my roles with the Federal Court of Australia, I undertook mediations in all major areas of the Court's jurisdiction (commercial and trade practices disputes, insolvency, workplace, native title and human rights cases), trained and mentored new mediators and co-developed and delivered mediation skills training for the judiciary and legal profession in the South Pacific. I also exercised judicial functions in bankruptcy and corporations law cases.

At the ANZ Banking Group Limited I was a senior member of the Bank's dispute resolution group, which had responsibility for all of the Bank's non-lending related litigation as well as high-profile lending disputes.

I mediate disputes in areas including:

  • Administrative law
  • Bankruptcy & corporate insolvency
  • Banking, finance & guarantees
  • Corporations law
  • Consumer law
  • Directors' duties
  • Equity and trusts
  • Human rights and historic torts
  • Intellectual property
  • Legal costs
  • Partnership
  • PPSA cases
  • Professional negligence
  • Property law
  • Sale of land
  • Superannuation
  • Trade Practices
  • Workplace & employment.