Dr Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Dr Brian Williams is currently the Principal Mediator at Premier Mediation Australia. He is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department, and additionally an accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Scheme (NMAS). With 30+ years of professional experience, Dr Williams brings substantial knowledge, sensitivity, a down-to-earth ‘can do’ approach, and great client service to Premier Mediation Australia.

Family Dispute Resolution

As a devoted career professional with a great passion for promptly, respectfully, and affordably assisting his clients, Dr Williams is one of Australia’s most highly qualified experts working in this field. He has substantial professional experience in law and mediation, and has also worked extensively as a senior educator, specialising in child development and the needs of exceptional students. This strong legal background and professional blend of experience has made him a perfect fit to assist his valuable Family Dispute Resolution clients with their crucial parenting arrangements, future planning, and personal considerations.
Likewise, Dr Williams has considerable experience and up-to-date training in commercial, business, accounts, executive, property law, real estate and conveyancing matters, making him ideally placed to sensibly guide separating couples to work through their all-important financial and property settlements.

Other Mediation Areas

With respect to other areas of mediation, Dr Williams:

  • Has considerable expertise in the field of workplace/employment, including assisting with the legal carriage of cases through the Fair Work Commission system.
  • Has facilitated and taught a multitude of workplace training courses in change management.
  • Has substantial experience working with self-represented persons and those with vulnerabilities.
  • Understands the school systems as well as anyone - and is particularly well placed to assist in disputes related to the education/training sector.

Such professional standing has admirably equipped Dr Williams to assist individuals and organisations to address a large range of disputes, including (but not strictly limited to): Workplace Disputes/Workplace Culture/Harassment, School/Education Disputes/Special Education Matters/Bullying, Elder Disputes, Business/Commercial/Contractual Disputes, Consumer Claims, Real Estate/Tenancy/Lease Disputes, Will/Estate Disputes, Sporting/Social Group Disputes, Neighbourhood Disputes, Farming Disputes, Lawyer Assisted Mediations and Court-Ordered Mediations

Professional Qualifications

  • Ph. D – Faculty of Education Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws (1st Class Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Merit)
  • Master of Educational Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Special Education
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Conducting a Quality Audit (BSBAUD504)
  • Reporting on a Quality Audit (BSBAUD504)
  • Certificate in Effective Communication/Conflict Management– Leadership Management Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – Successfully completed Company Director’s Course

Mediation Specific Qualifications

  • Full Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
  • NMAS Mediation Courses
  • Certificate in Property Family Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate in On-Line Video Meeting Facilitation
  • Certificate in Collaborative Family Law - Brisbane Family Law Centre (Fully approved to satisfy the practice guidelines for effective case management issued by the Law Council of Australia and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals)
  • Child Inclusive Mediator and Counsellor– Children Beyond Dispute
  • YCIDS Program - Children Beyond Dispute
  • Certified Trainer- New Ways For Families Parenting Without Conflict Course - (High Conflict Institute USA)
  • Certified Training Workshops in Family Law, Conveyancing, Superannuation, Family Law Financial Settlements

Current Accreditations

  • Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Admitted to practice as a legal practitioner by the Supreme and High Courts
  • Registered Educator – Victorian Institute of Teaching

Contact Details

Dr Brian Williams
Email: brian@premiermediationaustralia.com.au
Mobile: 0477 130 667

Premier Mediation Australia
PO Box 322
Chadstone Centre 3148
(03) 8563 9544


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