Name: John Campbell
Qualifications: LLB NMAS JP(Qual)
Organisation: Mediation Matters
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation
I am the Principal of Mediation Matters and practice exclusively in all forms of mediation, facilitation and conciliation. Prior to this, I practiced in commercial litigation for more than a decade, across small to top-tier firms, including as a founding partner in my own firm.
I have practiced extensively throughout Australia, with a particular focus on workplace disputes, commercial disputes and large-scale, multi-party facilitations. I was recently engaged by a State Government to conduct a facilitation between three distinct units (across two Departments) who were required by legislation to work collaboratively; but were at an impasse in terms of how that might be achieved in practice. Similarly, I am currently engaged by a significant member-based organisation that has a board of directors who have essentially become completely ineffective, through an inability to resolve internal tension and conflict. I have also conducted conciliations for the (then) Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission and for the Fair Work Commission. I am also engaged on panel, conducting mediations in the area of Retail Shop Leases for QCAT.
In addition to practice, I deliver training and coaching in mediation for the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General and for Bond University. I have also taught at Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University and delivered a guest lecture in the Law School at the Aarhus University in Denmark. I have had the privilege of judging prestigious mooting competitions and the inaugural ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.
I was drawn to mediation for its proven ability to deliver sustainable and mutually beneficial outcomes for parties. It is innately empowering.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Common law and professional regulation (Negligence, Professional negligence, Torts)
Corporate and commercial (Contracts, Directors’ duties, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Mergers and acquisitions, Partnership, Shareholder remedies, Sport)
Employment, industrial relations and discrimination (Discrimination, Employment)
Wills, estates and charities (Charities, Family provisions, Guardianship, Wills estates probate and administration)