CONNARD, Tim

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CONNARD, Tim


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.

In addition to my work as a mediator, I am a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal dealing with cases in its Civil and Human Rights divisions.

My professional experience includes earlier roles as:
  • an in-house lawyer with ANZ Banking Group Limited (1998 – 2001)
  • a Federal Court registrar (2001 – 2007)
  • 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.

 

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