Dennis Liner B.Juris., LL.B, FTIA, Adv.M.LEADR

Legal Practitioner & Mediator


  • 1967 - B.Juris (Bachelor of Jurisprudence) Monash
  • 1969 - LL.B (Bachelor of Laws) Monash
  • 1970 - Admitted to Practice Barrister & Solicitor Supreme Court of Victoria
  • 1994 - Certificate of Mediation Bond University
  • Law Institue Accredited Specialist Mediator
  • LEADR Advanced Mediator
  • Gazetted Mediator
  • Fellow Taxation Institute of Australia
  • Accredited under the National Mediation Standard


  • 1970 - Commenced Practice as Principal of own Legal Firm
  • 1972 (to present) - Partner Tisher Liner & Co.
  • 1994 (to present) - Mediator


  • 1994 Bond University, Queensland
  • Various training sessions with LEADR, VADR and VCAT
  • International Conferences/Workshops/seminars with LEADR and IACM (Spain)
  • Read published texts and Articles relating to Mediation


  • Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)
  • Chairman of Mediation Specialisation Advisory Committee of LIV
  • Former member of LEADR Executive Committee, Vic.
  • VADR (Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution)
  • Past Member IINCM (International Institute for Negotiation & Conflict Management)
  • Past Vice President Melbourne Family Law Mediation Group
  • IACM (International Association for Conflict Management)
  • Building Disputes Practitioners' Society
  • Chairman LIV ADR Committee
  • LIV Litigation Section Executive


  • Assessor LIV Mediation Specialisation program
  • Judge Monash and Melbourne Universities Mediation Contents
  • Judge LIV Mediation in Schools Contents (SCRAM)
  • Assisted in LEADR and IAMA mediation training/coaching/assessing
  • Coach/Trainer Bond University, Monash University, Latrobe University, Deakin University and University of Queensland
  • Presented various Papers (Published) on Mediation topics


  • Supreme Court Mediations
  • County Court Mediations
  • Domestic Building Tribunal
  • Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) :-
       Domestic Building List, Retail Tenancies List, Real Property List, Civil Claims List,
       Legal Practice List and Credit List
  • Small Business Commissioner disputes under Retail Leases Act
  • Mediator with Produce and Grocery Industry Panel
  • Member of Panel of Mediators under the Horticulture Code of Conduct
  • Member of Office of the Mediation Adviser Franchising Panel
  • Many hundreds of Mediations conducted as Mediator in a wide area of matters, including Commercial, Contracts, Estates ("Part IV"), Property, Building, inter-personal disputes, Personal Injuries, Leases
  • Numerous Mediations acting on behalf of parties in County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and VCAT matters


Legal practice over 40 years has been varied. Presently, work includes (but not limited to) :-

  • Building (domestic & non-domestic) matters;
  • Acting for Builders and Proprietors;
  • Retail Leases, acting for Landlords (including drafting Leases) and Tenants (including negotiating and settling Leases);
  • General Commercial and Property matters;
  • Taxation and Estate Planning;
  • Wills & Probate;
  • Trusts, (including Discretionary Trusts, Unit Trusts, Special Disability Trusts);
  • Commercial and general litigation;
  • General legal matters both for individuals and corporations.


Dennis Liner
Tisher Liner & Co
Level 2
333 Queen Street (Cnr LaTrobe Street), Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Telephone:     (03) 8600 9333
Direct Line:     (03) 8600 9317
Facsimile:       (03) 9670 6359


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