Born Melbourne Victoria and completed B.Comm/LLB at University of Melbourne 1980.
Articles at Barnet Rockman & Co, Solicitors in Frankston - 1980.
First call to the Bar in 1982. I read with Brian Collis Q.C. and completed the first Bar Reader's Course in 1982.
I was admitted to Tasmanian Bar 1986, and NSW Bar 1989 and practised at the Queensland Bar 2008 - 2012.
I established the Gippsland Bar in 1984 with chambers in Sale approved by the Bar Council and appeared throughout Gippsland in the Magistrates', County, Supreme and Family Courts 1984 - 1989.
I then practised as a solicitor in Gippsland from 1989 until 1993, then on the Mornington Peninsula 1993 until 2006.
I was accredited as an ADR Specialist by the LIV 1996, and as a Nationally Accredited Mediator 2013 (AIFLAM).
Mediation website: http://www.johnhall-mediation.com/about.html
I became an Accredited Specialist Family Law (L.I.V. 2013).
I am a member of the Victorian Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
I have practical experience in Building and Construction having project managed construction of general domestic housing, and multi-level commercial/residential unit developments in West Melbourne and Caulfield. I completed Certificate III in OH&S 2011, and understand the building process and those involved, and the types of disputes that may arise from a "hands on" perspective.
After returning to the Victorian Bar in January 2012, I then accepted a consultancy with Slater + Gordon in their Albury office, and was responsible for Family Law and Estate Litigationfor their Albury, Wagga Wagga and Wangaratta Offices from October 2012 until July 2014.
I am now available to assist in:
I am quite familiar with "circuit" sittings having appeared regularly in Albury, Wodonga and Wangarata, and am more than willing to travel.
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