It is with great sadness we advise the passing of Malcolm Hastings. Malcolm was the former Managing Partner of Pearce Webster Dugdales. He was a man of great intellect & compassion, & shaped the firm into the practice it remains today.
Malcolm was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 1964. In 1985 he completed a Master of Laws at Melbourne University which concentrated on international trade, trade practices and commercial issues.
He was accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Specialist mediator. He always had a particular interest in alternative dispute resolution and his expertise was well known. Malcolm had been a Sessional Member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and was appointed to various panels and bodies including the Panel of Mediators at the Federal Court and the Magistrates’ Courts, the Produce and Grocery Industry Ombudsman and Horticultural Mediation Panels, the Law Institute’s Mediation Advisory Committee of the Specialization Board, the Mediation Panel of the Office of Mediation and the Panel of Dispute Resolution for the Small Business Commission.
We were honoured to have worked with Malcolm and we farewell him with the fondest memories Vale MJH.