B.Juris., LL.B, FRI, AdvMed, NMAS


 Melbourne, Australia

 Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist Mediator 

 Resolution Institute Advanced Mediator 

 IPA Mediation &  auDRP Panellist 

Experienced in Mediation, Law, Life


  •  1967 - B.Juris (Bachelor of Jurisprudence)
  •  1969 - LL.B (Bachelor of Laws)
  •   1970 - Admitted to Practice Barrister & Solicitor Supreme Court of Victoria 
  •  1994 - Certificate of Mediation Bond University
  •   Law Institute 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.
  •  2013 to 2015 Senior Consultant Tisher Liner FC Law
  •  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)
  •  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
  • Resolution Institute (prev LEADR & IAMA) mediation training/coaching/assessing
  • Coach/Trainer Bond University, Monash University, Latrobe University, Deakin University and University of Queensland.
  •  Presented various papers 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. 
  •  Mediation Panellist with IP Australia 
  • Panellist   auDRP (Domain Name Disputes) 
  • Small Business Commissioner disputes under Retail Leases Act:
  •  Member Franchising Mediator List
  •  Mediator Aust. Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman
  •  Many hundreds of Mediations conducted as Mediator in a wide area of matters, including Commercial, Contracts, Estates ,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 practise over 47 years was varied. Areas included:

  •  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.