In the 12 years since Rob’s professional career change from litigator to nationally accredited mediator, Rob has conducted over 2300 mediations. He is briefed to conduct mediations in all commercial matters, with a specific emphasis on disputes in property including leases, adverse possession, covenants and easements.
Rob’s other main areas of practice are shareholder and partnership disputes including oppression claims, franchise, testators family maintenance, consumer law and employment law.
Rob conducts an even spread of court matters and pre-litigation disputes.
Whilst he primarily practices as a facilitative mediator in exploring commercial outcomes for the parties, his personal approach is more interventionist as opposed to the traditional “whiteboard” mediator. With his background as an experienced litigator, Rob’s preference is to be consumed in the dispute with a view to achieving an outcome.
Rob also makes himself available to lawyers to present to them on how to best prepare for mediations and how to develop their negotiation skills.
Rob is an Accredited Specialist Mediator through the Law Institute of Victoria. He has also been included on the Doyle’s List of leading mediators in Victoria in 2018, 2020 and 2021. Rob sits on several panels of mediators, most notably the office of the Victorian Small Business Commission.
Rob’s mediation practice is Rob Goldstein Mediation.