Williams Brian

Dr Brian Williams is currently the Principal Mediator at Premier Mediation Australia. He has substantial professional experience in mediation and law, and has also worked extensively as a senior educator, sensitively addressing the needs of vulnerable persons in the not-for-profit sector. He is a nationally accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and nationally accredited NMAS Mediator.

Dr Williams has developed a highly committed interest to elder mediation and respectfully safeguarding the rights, quality of life and happiness of the elderly. His strong professional background and blend of experience has admirably equipped him to assist in the full range of challenges that can arise in this area, including (but not limited to) life transitions to more advanced care, diminishing capacity and mental health, the need for difficult family decisions to be reached, disability, healthy ageing, appropriate aged-care assessment, personal developmental plans, and enhancing personal safety.

Likewise, Dr Williams has considerable experience and up-to-date training in commercial, business, executive, succession, property law and conveyancing processes, making him ideally placed to facilitate matters related to areas such as suspected elder financial abuse, power of attorney, commercial disputes, and controversies over wills and estates.

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
  • New Ways For Families Course – (High Conflict Institute USA)

Current Accreditations

  • Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • 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

Email: brian@premiermediationaustralia.com.au

Mobile: 0477 130 667

Premier Mediation Australia

Chadstone Tower 1

Level 8, 1341 Dandenong Road

Chadstone Vic 3148

(03) 8563 9544

www.premiermediationaustralia.com.au