Bar Roll – 1979
Admitted – 1976
Mobile – 0412 108 390
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Cyngler is a qualified and experienced mediator and Principal Instructor under the Australian National Mediation standards.
He regularly mediates across a wide range of disputes including at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Small Business Commission as well as in family estate and family business disputes.
As a Barrister, Jim specialises in mediation primarily in Commercial Law with a particular expertise in Building and Construction Law and Property Law.
“I have observed through countless mediations and through discussions with large numbers of people in my training work that the automatic and consistent response to difficult conflict always entails a sense of disempowerment, uncertainty, and emotional upset as well as a sense of alienation from the other, self-absorption and seeing the other as the cause of all pain and suffering. Traditionally court annexed and pre-litigation mediations have been conducted with little face to face contact between the parties. They have been characterised by a high level of shuttling by the mediator between the respective participants and particularly with the participants’ practitioners. As Barristers or mediators, we have the opportunity to encourage disputants to move beyond a focus on settlement, and towards resolution or transformation. If we wish to allow or encourage this possibility, we need to be clear about the purpose, style and potential impact of our interventions. Helping people in conflict or dispute to develop a capacity for meaningful decision making, enables and supports parties to evaluate and articulate their priorities, appreciate the perspectives of others and assess their readiness to manage the decisions available to them. In return, parties gain control over their lives, create strong commitments to outcome and develop their relationships into the future.” Jim Cyngler.
In 2009 Jim was awarded an OAM for services to the community.