About

Michael Lombard was accredited as a Specialist in personal injury law in 1993 and obtained his mediation accreditation in 2013. He is now working exclusively as a mediator with his own practice, Lombard Mediation.

Prior to this, Michael was a partner at Adviceline Injury Lawyers/Holding Redlich where he was awarded Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2019 by Best Lawyers® in Australia.

Michael’s experience includes high-profile cases such as the Bourke Street Rampage, the Flinders Street Tram Stop Attack, the Kerang Train Disaster and the Burnley Tunnel Crash. He has represented parties in a broad range of injury circumstances including a Defence Force helicopter crash in Afghanistan, as well as a variety of industrial accidents.

Beyond this, Michael served as a director of the Law Institute of Victoria from 2015 to 2018 and is a current member of the Law Institute Ethics Committee. He also has an extensive knowledge of medical negligence litigation through his ten years as a trustee of LawAid, during four of which he was Chairman.

Michael’s practice includes:

  • Insurance policy disputes
  • Medical negligence claims
  • Public place injuries
  • Sexual abuse claims
  • Transport accident injuries
  • TPD/Super claims
  • Work injuries

AWARDS

Best Lawyers® in Australia 2019: Lawyer of the Year Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers® in Australia 2014-2020: Personal Injury Litigation
Best Lawyers® in Australia 2014-2020: Motor Vehicle Law
Doyle’s Guide Australia 2019: Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer
Doyle’s Guide Australia 2018: Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyer
Life Membership: Road Trauma Support Services Victoria 2018

Book a mediation

To check availability or book Michael for your mediation, click the button below.

FAQs

What are Michael’s fees?
  • Half day mediation – $2,200 (Incl. GST), Multi-Party Disputes – $1,100 (incl. GST) per party
  • Full day mediation – $4,400 (Incl. GST), Multi-party Disputes – $2,200 (incl. GST) per party

Upon request, Michael can provide a quote for mediations in rural centres, accounting for travel time and sundry expenses.

What happens if a mediation is cancelled?

If a mediation is cancelled on short notice and Michael is unable to replace it, Michael reserves the right to charge an appropriate cancellation fee.

What times am I able to book a mediation?

Unless there are special circumstances, morning mediations can commence at 9.30am or 10am. Afternoon mediations can commence at either 2pm or 2.30pm.

Contact Michael directly if you wish to schedule a mediation before or after court or outside normal business hours – 0419 584 411

What about mediations in country centres?

Michael is prepared to conduct mediations in country centres and is happy to discuss special requests. 

How do I organise a venue for a mediation?

It is the responsibility of the parties to arrange the venue for the mediation. There are a variety of venues in Melbourne CBD. A list of some venues is below:

MELBOURNE MEDIATION VENUES
(Arrangements for venues to be made by parties)

Collins Street Mediation Centre
(by Collins Street Business Centre)
Level 15, 350 Collins Street
(03) 8676 0600
County Court Mediation Facility
Level 3, 250 William Street
(03) 9601 6200
David Martin’s Mediation Rooms
Level 10, 488 Bourke Street
(03) 9225 7972
(Antonella)
Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street
1300 372 888
(press 7 in menu)
Karstens
123 Queen Street
1300 008 710
LIV Mediation Rooms
Level 13, 140 William Street
(03) 9607 9568
(call back service)
roombooking@liv.asn.au
McPhee Mediation Centre
Level 10, 488 Bourke Street
(03) 9670 4003
Melbourne Commercial
Arbitration & Mediation Centre
(William Cooper Justice Centre)
Level 4, 223 William Street
(03) 9225 6929
or via Vic Bar Mediation
Centre (see below)
Victorian Bar Mediation Centre
180 William Street
(03) 9225 6930

Michael Lombard can be contacted directly on 0419 584 411, and booking made through the website.

When should I deliver the mediation brief?

The mediation brief should be delivered no less than 3 days prior to the mediation. Its contents should be agreed between the parties. Michael can provide a guide for what should and should not be included for different categories of mediation.

What is required for a multi-party litigation?

Defendants in multi-party litigation in the County Court are reminded that they are required, no less than 10 days prior to the mediation, to conduct a contribution conference. The purpose of this conference is to avoid the delay in dealing with the Plaintiff at the mediation if contribution between Defendants has not been resolved. There is a County Court practice note to that effect. Commonsense dictates that the same approach should be adopted in Supreme Court matters

What are Michael’s fees?
  • Half day mediation – $2,200 (Incl. GST), Multi-Party Disputes – $1,100 (incl. GST) per party
  • Full day mediation – $4,400 (Incl. GST), Multi-party Disputes – $2,200 (incl. GST) per party

Upon request, Michael can provide a quote for mediations in rural centres, accounting for travel time and sundry expenses.

What happens if a mediation is cancelled?

If a mediation is cancelled on short notice and Michael is unable to replace it, Michael reserves the right to charge an appropriate cancellation fee.

What times am I able to book a mediation?

Unless there are special circumstances, morning mediations can commence at 9.30am or 10am. Afternoon mediations can commence at either 2pm or 2.30pm.

Contact Michael directly if you wish to schedule a mediation before or after court or outside normal business hours – 0419 584 411

What about mediations in country centres?

Michael is prepared to conduct mediations in country centres and is happy to discuss special requests. 

How do I organise a venue for a mediation?

It is the responsibility of the parties to arrange the venue for the mediation. There are a variety of venues in Melbourne CBD. A list of some venues is below:

MELBOURNE MEDIATION VENUES
(Arrangements for venues to be made by parties)

Collins Street Mediation Centre
(by Collins Street Business Centre)
Level 15, 350 Collins Street
(03) 8676 0600
County Court Mediation Facility
Level 3, 250 William Street
(03) 9601 6200
David Martin’s Mediation Rooms
Level 10, 488 Bourke Street
(03) 9225 7972
(Antonella)
Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria
Level 4, 456 Lonsdale Street
1300 372 888
(press 7 in menu)
Karstens
123 Queen Street
1300 008 710
LIV Mediation Rooms
Level 13, 140 William Street
(03) 9607 9568
(call back service)
roombooking@liv.asn.au
McPhee Mediation Centre
Level 10, 488 Bourke Street
(03) 9670 4003
Melbourne Commercial
Arbitration & Mediation Centre
(William Cooper Justice Centre)
Level 4, 223 William Street
(03) 9225 6929
or via Vic Bar Mediation
Centre (see below)
Victorian Bar Mediation Centre
180 William Street
(03) 9225 6930

Michael Lombard can be contacted directly on 0419 584 411, and booking made through the website.

When should I deliver the mediation brief?

The mediation brief should be delivered no less than 3 days prior to the mediation. Its contents should be agreed between the parties. Michael can provide a guide for what should and should not be included for different categories of mediation.

What is required for a multi-party litigation?

Defendants in multi-party litigation in the County Court are reminded that they are required, no less than 10 days prior to the mediation, to conduct a contribution conference. The purpose of this conference is to avoid the delay in dealing with the Plaintiff at the mediation if contribution between Defendants has not been resolved. There is a County Court practice note to that effect. Commonsense dictates that the same approach should be adopted in Supreme Court matters

Contact

Please do not hesitate to contact Michael if you have general queries about the conduct of mediations.

Address:
DX 310 Melbourne,
Level 12, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne

Mobile:
0419 584 411

Email:
michael@michaellombard.meta4.com.au

LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaellombard1/

Twitter:
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