Marguerite Desmond. B.A./L.L.B
Lawyer and NMAS Nationally accredited Mediator

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Monash University
Bachelor of Arts B.A.
Bachelor of Law L.L.B.

Admitted to

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • Victorian Bar 2002 - 2009
  • Accredited Mediator with LEADR
  • Latrobe University Advanced Mediation
  • Bond University Advanced Mediators’ Course
  • Child Representative Course run by the Law Council of Australia in conjunction with Legal Aid
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator with NMAS

Currently practising as a Mediator and Conciliator

I am available for Mediations and Conciliations being LEADR accredited and also accredited under the National Standards as a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)

Member of the Arts/Law Council of Australia as a Mediator

I have the experience and skills to explore issues and assist parties in disputes find options and achieve best outcomes in areas including:

  • Business and Succession Planning
  • Commercial claims and disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Elder mediation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Tribunal matters
  • VCAT matters – property, anti-discrimination and building disputes
  • Probate, Estates and Wills
  • Franchising, Retail Tenancy, domestic and Commercial building disputes
  • Real Property, Environment, Planning, Neighbourhood and amenity related issues
  • Employment contracts
  • Work, Health and Safety
  • Workers Compensation
  • Workplace relations/bullying and harassment
  • Drawing legal submissions, documents and advice

Also extensive experience as a Solicitor and Advocate in all jurisdictions advising and acting for lawyers and the Australian Government Solicitor advising and appearing in large and complex commercial disputes relating to legal costs.


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Victorian Association for Dispute Resolution