John Campbell

Name: John Campbell

Qualifications: LLB   NMAS  JP(Qual)

Title: Principal

Organisation: Mediation Matters

State: Queensland

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.

Personal Comment

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)