Bar Roll – 1971    
Admitted – 1971

Phone – (03) 9225 7703
Mobile – 0412 244 239
Email –


Bar Roll – 1971    
Admitted – 1971

Phone – (03) 9225 7703
Mobile – 0412 244 239
Email –

Admitted to practice in

  • Victoria
  • Tasmania
  • Federal Jurisdictions

Area of Law

  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance
  • Building and Construction Law (Incl Engineering)
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Disciplinary & Related Tribunals
  • Employment Law
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Leases : Commercial and Retail Tenancies
  • Mediation : Accredited Mediator
  • Probate/Wills/Family Provision
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law/Sale of Land


George Golvan is a Queen’s Counsel who holds degrees in Law and Jurisprudence from Monash University and the degree of Juris Doctor ( J.D.) from Arizona State University. Mr Golvan practices in the areas of Building and Construction Law, Commercial Arbitration, Commercial Tenancy, Banking and Insurance, and general Commercial and Corporate Law. Mr Golvan has also actively practised mediation for over sixteen years, and has been involved in numerous substantial commercial and construction disputes, specialising in complex building and engineering disputes.

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Mr. Golvan has acted in a large number of matters as mediator, both privately and in cases referred from the County Court, Supreme Court and Federal Court. He is a Grade 1 Arbitrator and Past Chairman of the Institute of Arbitrators (Victorian Chapter) and the Building Dispute Practitioners Society. He was a member of the panel of Conciliators appointed by the Governor-in-Council pursuant to the Retail Tenancies Act 1986, and is a member of the Victorian Executive of the Law Council of Australia Construction Law Committee.

Mr Golvan has attended and conducted many workshops and lectures on arbitration and construction law, and written numerous papers on related subjects. He has been an assessor at LEADR Mediation Courses, conducted the Victorian Bar Readers’ Mediator workshops, organised and assisted in conducting the General and Advanced Mediation Workshops arranged by the Institute of Arbitrators in 1993, and lectured in the General and Advanced Arbitration Courses in 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2000. He has also acted as a trainer for Bond University Mediation Workshops. He is a guest lecturer in ADR and Construction Law at Latrobe University and in the Masters of Construction Law course at the University of Melbourne. Mr Golvan is currently Deputy Chair of the Soccer Australia National League Disputes and Compensation Tribunals.

Mr Golvan has conducted over 600 Commercial, Construction and Building Dispute Mediations.

Mr Golvan is a Fellow of the Institute of Arbitrators, Australia and a Grade 1 Arbitrator.

Fees; By Negotiation

From 1/07/2008: Professional Standards Act 2003 [Vic] “Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.”

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