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Geoff Bowyer is the principal of Central Mediation Victoria. Geoff has extensive experience in both legal and corporate environments over a 39 year period including employment at Public Transport Victoria, Ericsson Australia, SPC Limited as well as engagement as a principal lawyer and director in Melbourne law firms and most recently as a Principal Director of Beck Legal for the last 17 years.
As a lawyer, Geoff has had a wide range of clients which have included both, local government, statutory and private sector organisations as well is a vast array of SME clients.
Geoff has been an accredited business law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria since 2007 and has practiced widely in workplace relations law, construction and company law, retail leasing, receivership and succession law as well a deep understanding of commercial litigation across both State and Federal jurisdictions which has included significant involvement in both pre-litigation and court-sanctioned mediation.
As an accredited business specialist with significant experience covering a wide range of disputes, Geoff thrives on facilitating a resolution, rather than encouraging his clients to pursue endless and costly litigation.
"In war there are rarely any winners"
As a Law/Commerce student at the University of Melbourne, Geoff first heard this quote spoken by Prof Geoffrey Blainey, and today believes this simple statement perfectly aligns with the overarching themes of dispute resolution.
Ultimately, the desire to achieve a fair outcome inevitably lies in the hearts and minds of the clients. Geoff believes the role of an effective Mediator is to unite the disputing parties and to facilitate an acceptable and fair outcome for both sides of the table.