Peter Cotter

Lawyer & Mentor

Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma Information Services
Certificate IV Training and Assessment


At Leo Cussen

Peter is a Mentor in the Practical Legal Training course and has delivered the course in Victoria, Western Australia and now in Queensland.

As part of his role, Peter supervises and supports a small group of trainees. He also teaches in a range of areas including the foundation skills modules.

He has had a broad range of topic responsibilities including Consumer Law, Employment Law, Client Interviewing and Problem Solving.


Before Leo Cussen

As a lawyer, Peter worked and volunteered in the community legal sector for many years. His legal practice was general in nature and focused on dispute resolution, consumer law, civil litigation, family law and criminal law.

Peter is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS).



Peter is a member of the Australian Mediation Association, Law Institute of Victoria and Fitzroy Legal Service.


Achievements/Special Interests

Peter has a long-standing commitment to social justice and has worked and volunteered in the CLC sector. He is the author of the chapter “Neighbour Disputes” in The Law Handbook. He also assists with the free publications produced by Victoria Legal Aid and the Victoria Law Foundation.