Dennis Liner B.Juris., LL.B, FRI, Adv.Med, NMAS



  • 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
  • Resolution Institute Advanced Mediator
  • Gazetted Mediator
  • Accredited under the National Mediation Standard


  • 1970 - Commenced Practice as Principal of own Legal Firm
  • 1972 to 2013 - 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
  • Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR)
  • 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
  • Past Chairman LIV ADR Committee
  • Past 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 Resolution Institute 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 IP Australia
  • 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
  • Determinations of domain name disputes (auDRP)


Legal practice over 46 years was varied. Work included (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

Telephone:     0418 351 123



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